Small businesses working on high-quality research and development (R&D) projects across national borders often find it difficult to attract public-sector funding. EUREKA Eurostars was set up to overcome this barrier to innovation. With its market-led approach, it encourages international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.
Eurostars supports SMEs in leading international collaborative research and innovation projects by helping them get access to guidance and funding.
A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
Projects must be led by a research-performing SME.
How to apply
In order to apply for a Eurostars project and submit your application, you must create a Eurostars account.
Eurostars will send you an email with your sign in information. This will allow you to access the restricted website and the application form. Using your email and password, you can access your own personal workspace on the website.
Using the tool bars, navigate your way through the various sections of the application form and complete them as required. Edit, save and retrieve drafts, or download the content as a PDF so that you can email it to your partners. For help refer to the:
- guidelines for using the online application system to see an overview of the online portal and the electronic submission system
- guidelines for completing an application to see an overview of the online application form and information on how to complete the various sections
- Eurostars eligibility guidelines for an explanation of the Eurostars project eligibility criteria and calculation method
Applications can only be submitted using the Eurostars online tool. Application forms and other documents submitted by any other means will be automatically rejected.
This competition closes on Thursday 13 September 2018. To find out more information or apply, please click here .