UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for collaborative research with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars members countries.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2.5 million
Opens: 13th Jul 2022
Closes: 15th Sep 2022
This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to Call 3 of Eureka Eurostars. Please visit the Eureka call for proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.5 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research.
This competition is open in theme and we will fund projects from all sectors, which meet eligibility criteria. Your project must have high market potential and develop at least one of the following:
Projects must include at least one partner from within the Eurostars network.
Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:
Innovate UK will not fund projects that:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £2.5m to fund innovation projects in this competition.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.
To apply, you must fulfil the six eligibility criteria:
UK registered SME’s can apply for a total grant of up to 360,000 euros for each eligible UK project partner or 60% of total eligible project costs, whichever is the least.
To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK your collaboration:
Eureka terminology and roles
The terminology differs between Eureka and Innovate UK. In the Innovate UK application the ‘project lead’ is responsible for the entire project but Eureka uses the term ‘main participant’. For partners in the collaboration Eureka uses ‘other participants’.
Even if the project lead is from a participating Eureka member other than the UK, the UK registered partners can still claim funding from Innovate UK. These collaborations must include at least one UK registered SME.
In the UK, only UK registered innovative SMEs are eligible for funding. More than one UK SME can be involved in each project.
These conditions must be met by each of the UK innovative SMEs. They must:
Innovate UK will not fund any other types of organisations, including:
These organisations can take part but must self-fund or use funds from other sources.
You must follow the Eurostars eligibility criteria and the Innovate UK eligibility criteria detailed in this competition at the application deadline and throughout your project:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK partners’ total eligible costs. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK. Where subcontractors are non-UK based, please justify why you are unable to use a UK alternative.
We would expect subcontractor costs to be justified and appropriate to the total eligible project costs.
A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a 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.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.