How to apply
Submitting your Eurostars application is designed to be quick and simple. It gives you the opportunity to tell us more about your organisation and the innovative new product, process or service you plan to research or develop.
1. Contact Innovate UK using the form below to discuss your project idea, funding rules in your country, financial viability and eligibility.
2. Create an account (one per project application) on our Eurostars application portal. On receiving a verification email, you will have access to the online application form.
3. Using the portal, complete one application form per consortium (in English) and submit it electronically. The portal allows you to save, revisit and edit your application form, giving you time to confirm that all information is correct.
4. Upload your annexes by attaching them to your online application form. This is not mandatory, but we recommend that you attach two financial reports from the past two financial years. The UK will review your financial eligibility and viability in detail if you are successful in the evaluation stage. These can be in your national language.
Only organisations that are 100% publicly funded (e.g. universities, hospitals etc.) do not have to supply these documents. If you are unable to provide a financial report (e.g. if you are a startup), a business plan may be submitted instead.
You have the option of including one additional annex to your application that is related to your project.
5. Ensure that you submit your completed application form and annexes before the deadline.
6. UK participants (and their consortium partners) must also submit an independent accountant’s report (IAR) with the final claim. The UK withholds the final 15% of a grant and will only be released once an independent audit has been carried out on the expenditure of the UK participation. If your organisation (or any organisation in your consortium) fails to submit an IAR, funding will be withheld until Innovate UK receives these documents.
A funding decision is made within 90 days of receiving a national notification post a positive evaluation (on average).
Why must I send a financial report?
The information given in an official financial report indicates to your national funding body whether your organisation will be able to fulfil your part of the project.
If you do not provide the information required by your national funding body, you may render yourself ineligible for public funding. Contact your national office below to discuss which documents your national funding body accepts.