For whom?

Ambitious SMEs

For what?

Innovation projects in collaboration with foreign partners

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

4 – 6

Grant contribution

25-50% 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*. Only the best projects will receive funding. The upcoming call will be open from 10 February 2023 to 13 April 2023.

Eligibility criteria for Eurostars

Applications must meet a number of eligibility criteria in order to proceed:

  • The main applying participant should be an (R&D-performing) SME, investing 10% or more of its full-time equivalent or annual turnover in R&D activities.
  • At least two participants (legal entities) from two different Eurostar countries should be involved.
  • 50% of the total project costs related to R&D activities should be carried out by the participating SME(s). Some outsourcing is allowed.
  • Activities must balance out between countries/regions and consortium partners, meaning no participant or country will be responsible for more than 75% of the declared project costs.
  • The project must be completed within three years.
  • The market introduction must occur within two years after completion of the project.

* 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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Hezelburcht has a high level of knowledge of European grant programmes and applies for European grants for various international organisations and consortia. Should you have any questions or like to receive more information about Eurostars? Please do not hesitate to contact us via 088 495 20 00 or


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