Eurostars funding information for Spain

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Eurostars funding information in Spain

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Eurostars is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

Spanish funding body, the Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI), funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in our Eurostars programme.

Spanish small companies can receive a grant covering up to 60% of the participant's eligible costs and Spanish medium-sized companies can receive a grant covering up to 50% of participant's eligible costs. If there is national budget available, the grant could be increased to up to 70% for all SMEs.

There is no maximum or minimum budget for Spanish participants, but the maximum funding amount is a grant of 400,000 euro per Spanish participant in a project.

Eligible costs for Spanish participants must be linked to industrial research or experimental development tasks:

  • Costs of the personnel performing R&D tasks, including up to 58 hours per month for project management
  • Overheads (up to 25% of personnel costs)
  • Instruments, equipment, materials, supplies and similar products incurred directly as a result of the project (to the extent that they are used and for the duration of the project)
  • Contractual research, knowledge and patents
  • Subcontracting costs cannot exceed 25% of the participant eligible costs, but the amount can be increased to 50% of the participant eligible costs when subcontracting Spanish Public Research Organisations (OPIs)
  • Subcontracting a consultancy firm (up to 8,000 euro)
  • Travel expenses (up to 8,000 euro)
  • Audit reports (up to 2,000 euro per financial year)

Other operating expenses are not eligible for funding.

The activities and tasks related to communication, dissemination, preparation for entry into the market, commercialisation, industrial-scale trials and registration of industrial property are not eligible for funding.

Only the costs incurred during the project duration (since the project start date to the project end date) are eligible for funding.

Contact CDTI using our contact form before submitting your application.

Read more (in Spanish).

Eurostars is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

Spanish funding body, the Centre for the Development of  Technology and Innovation (CDTI), funds R&D costs for SMEs in our Eurostars programme.  

Large companies may participate in a Eurostars project, but they are not eligible for Eurostars funding in Spain. If you would like to participate in a Eurostars project, you must submit a self-funding declaration for the legal and financial viability check.

Contact CDTI using our contact form before submitting your application.

Read more (in Spanish).

Spanish funding body, the Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI), funds R&D costs for SMEs in our Eurostars programme. 

Spanish universities and research organisations may participate in a Eurostars project, but they are not eligible for Eurostars funding in Spain.
Subcontracting by a Spanish participant is welcome.

Spanish Public Research Institutions (OPIs) can reach up to 50% of the eligible costs of the Spanish participant.

Contact CDTI using our contact form before submitting your application.

Read more (in Spanish).

While we try to keep this page up to date, funding information stated here is indicative and must be confirmed with your national funding body.

Contact your funding body