For whom?

Ambitious SMEs

For what?

Innovation projects in collaboration with foreign partners

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

4 – 6

Grant contribution

40-50% up to € 500.000

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Eurostars, a European funding programme, supports R&D-performing SMEs with the development of marketable innovative products, processes and services. In order to be eligible for Eurostars, you have to work together with foreign partners from at least one of the other Eurostars countries*. This cooperation offers companies the chance to access new markets, learn from the knowledge and technologies available in another country and share the risks of development. The seventh Eurostars call is open from 12 July 2024 to 12 September 2024.

When can you apply for Eurostars?

The seventh call of the Eurostars-3 programme is open from 12 July to 12 September 2024.

What projects are eligible for Eurostars?

A project must meet a number of criteria in order to be eligible:

  • The project is led by an innovative SME from a Eurostars country;
  • The consortium consists of at least 2 independent entities;
  • The consortium consists of entities from at least 2 Eurostars countries;
  • At least 50% of the project’s budget is carried by the SME;
  • No participant or country is responsible for more than 70% of the project costs;
  • The project lasts up to 36 months;
  • The project has an exclusive focus on civil applications.

What is the grant contribution?

Eurostars offers a maximum of € 500.000,- per innovative project. Project partners can receive 40% or 50% of their total R&D-costs:

  • SME’s: 50%
  • Research organisations or universities: 50%
  • Large company and other participants: 40%

What are the Eurostars countries?

Project partners in the following countries can participate: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia,  Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

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