EUREKA Eurostars is aimed at innovative small to medium enterprises (SMEs) wanting to take part in collaborative research with partners across Europe and associated countries. Innovate UK manages UK applications.
Programme: Eureka Eurostars
Award: Up to around £320k
Opens: 24th Jul 2017
Closes: 14th Sep 2017
Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D-performing SMEs in their innovative R&D projects. Its bottom-up approach, which gives companies full control over project content. It supports international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.
Small businesses working on high-quality research and development projects across national borders often find it difficult to attract public-sector funding. Eurostars was set up to overcome this barrier to innovation.
Eurostars will help SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by:
A research-performing SME is one which:
In the UK, only SMEs are eligible for funding. The main partner must be a research and development (R&D) performing SME.
The following eligibility criteria must be met at the closing date for the application. The eligibility criteria is applicable throughout the whole duration of the project.
UK SMEs who are successful in this competition will receive either 360,000 euros or 60% of their eligible projects costs, whichever is the least.