UK SMEs can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2.5 million
Opens: 15th Dec 2020
Closes: 4th Feb 2021
This competition is aimed at micro, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) working on high-quality research and development (R&D) projects across national borders.
Eurostars is a European funding programme dedicated to supporting R&D performing SMEs in innovative R&D projects.
It has a market-driven approach, which gives companies full control over project content. It also supports collaborative research and innovation projects that can go to market 2 years after the project finishes.
You can apply for Eurostars funding for any sector or industry. It can address any technological area but must be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
Your project must have a civilian purpose. It cannot have a military purpose.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that do not have a civilian purpose.
Innovate UK will not fund any of the following types of organisations, including:
These organisations can take part but must self-fund or use funds from other sources.
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In the UK, only UK registered research-performing SMEs are eligible for funding. More than one UK SME can be involved in each project.
Each of the UK research-performing SMEs must meet one of these conditions:
You must follow the Eurostars eligibility criteria, and the Innovate UK criteria detailed in this competition at the application deadline and throughout your project:
If you do not currently operate a company PAYE scheme and are working directly on the project, you can include your labour as an eligible cost. This must be in line with the European Commission policy and meet the following conditions: