Open call for Network projects applications

From 1 January 2020
to 31 December 2025 (20:00 CET)
1531 days left

The call for Network projects is open for applications all year round. Access national funding for your international collaborative R&D projects using our simple flexible programme.

For more information about the programme and national funding information, eligibility criteria and additional application steps, visit our Network projects page.

Network projects

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Belgium (Wallonia)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • The Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Eligibility criteria

Our Network projects programme has limited eligibility criteria for joining a consortium, and you can participate in an R&D project even if you are not eligible to receive any funding:

  • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.
  • The project must be directed at researching or developing a product, process or service.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • Your consortium must include at least two independent legal entities from at least two Eureka countries.
  • No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 75% of the project budget.

How to apply

  1. Contact your national funding body using the form below to discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and national procedures.
  2. Create an account on our application portal (one per consortium) and select the funding opportunity you want to apply to.
  3. Using the portal, complete one application form per consortium (in English) and invite other consortium partners to fill in a partner form.
  4. Upload a GANTT chart (one per consortium), a signed and completed co-signature form (which you can download from the platform) and any additional required annexes. 
  5. Your application will be checked for completeness and eligibility before being reviewed using a standard evaluation procedure. If successful, your project will receive a Eureka label. 
  6. Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by your national project coordinator and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.
  7. The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement (CA). We recommend that you seek legal advice when drafting your CA.

Eureka evaluation criteria

Impact

  • Is the market properly addressed (i.e. size, access and risks)?
  • Is the value creation properly addressed (i.e. employment opportunities and environmental and societal benefits)?
  • What are the competitive advantages of your project (i.e. strategic importance, enhanced capabilities and visibility)?
  • Are your commercialisation plans clear and realistic (i.e. return on investment, geographical and sectoral impact)

Excellence 

  • What is the degree of innovation? (i.e. is the proposed product, process or service state-of-the-art? Is there sufficient technological maturity and risk)?
  • How is the new knowledge going to be used?
  • Is your project scientifically and technically challenging for consortium partners?
  • Is the technical achievability and risk properly addressed?

Quality and efficiency of implementation

  • What is the quality of your consortium (i.e. balance of the partnership and technological, managerial and financial capabilities of each partner)?
  • Is there added value through international cooperation?
  • Is your project management and planning realistic and clearly defined (i.e. methodology, planning approach, milestones and deliverables)?
  • Is your cost structure reasonable (i.e. costs and financial commitment for each consortium partner)?

    Overall perception

    Experts will list three positive and negative points to your application and finally state whether they recommend your project for public investment.

    Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the NPC and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.

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