It’s time to grow your research-driven SME

Could our Eurostars programme be the perfect funding opportunity for your organisation?

Eurostars is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation. Your consortium must spotlight an R&D-performing SME as the main project participant.

Choose project partners from SMEs, universities and research centres from any of the programme’s 36 participating countries. Organisations in non-participating countries can still join a Eurostars consortium if there are two members from different participating countries.

  • 29% APPLICATIONS RECEIVE FUNDING
  • 1.75B€ PUBLIC/PRIVATE INVESTMENT SINCE 2014
  • 45% OF PARTICIPANTS REACH NEW MARKETS
  • 84% OF PROJECT PARTNERS FORM LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS

Why Eurostars?

  • Gain access to public funding
  • Join an ever-growing international network of SMEs, universities and research centres
  • Collaborate on innovative and market-driven R&D projects with like-minded international partners
  • Access an expert support network
  • Improve private investors’ perception of your organisation

If your Eurostars application is successful, your national funding body will offer you a substantial grant to help with your R&D project costs. 

Business benefits for participants

  • Companies experience an average of 15% annual turnover increase
  • 69% of companies enter new markets and 68% achieve improved market shares
  • R&D relationships transform into business relationships
  • Increased visibility of organisations in their specialist fields

Eurostars is a competitive programme that sees an average of 29% of project applications receive funding, meaning that submitting your project proposal is certainly worthwhile. The Eurostars submission process is centralised and the evaluation procedures (conducted by industry experts) are transparent and thorough.

Countdown to the next Eurostars application deadline

61 days left until 03/09/2020

See call for applications

Eurostars is a programme co-funded by Eureka national funding bodies and the European Union Horizon 2020 framework programme

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