Eurostars call for projects 2020

This call is closed

If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, then Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet your specific needs. With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised. It is your ideal first step in international cooperation.

Joining Eurostars will enable your company to:

  • Turn an idea into a product and commercialise it.
  • Combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.
  • Grow faster

The next call deadline is:

03/09/2020 at 20:00 CEST

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Malta
  • Luxembourg
  • Ireland
  • Denmark
  • Cyprus
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Türkiye
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Latvia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Finland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Belgium (Wallonia)
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Belgium (Brussels)

Your first steps

If you are interested in joining Eurostars your first step is to contact your National Project Coordinator (NPC). They will help you prepare your application or even find a project partner.

Important to help you prepare your future Eurostars application is to thoroughly read the various guidelines:

Applications can only be submitted using the online tool. Application forms and other documents submitted via any other means will be automatically rejected.

The Eurostars cut-off is now open

Thank you for your interest in our Eurostars programme (the passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success for SMEs).

The registration and application process is now open. 

Funding details

Eurostars adopts a decentralised funding procedure. As such, participants do not receive funding directly from the Eureka Secretariat or the EU. All funding to participants in approved projects is managed by their respective funding body, according to national funding rules and procedures.

Eurostars in your country.

Eligibility critera

To help you prepare your project submission before the next Eurostars cut-off opening here are the main eligibility criteria you will need to follow:

  • Research-performing SMEs can apply for funding under Eurostars. Other SMEs, research institutes, universities and large enterprises may also participate but the project leader must be an R&D-performing SME from a Eurostars country.
  • Eurostars is open to all projects in all technology areas and market fields, but projects must have a civilian purpose.
  • The consortium must include at least two partners independent from each other and established in at least two different Eurostars countries. Organisations from any other country may participate (as a third country), but only if two Eurostars countries are already in the project. Subcontractors are not considered as project partners.
  • The project must be completed in 36 months or less. The Eurostars project market introduction of the project results should be within 24 months of the completion of the project.
    You can find all of our eligibility rules in our guidelines.


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