If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success.


Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D-performing SMEs in their innovative R&D projects.

With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.


A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.


To be eligible, the organisation undertaking the role of project leader must comply with the requirements for being an R&D-performing SME, must be legally and operationally based in a Eurostars country. The partnership must include at least two legal entities independent of each other and participation from at least two different Eurostars countries. The participant budget (minus subcontracting costs) of the sole R&D-performing SME involved in the application must be equal to at least 50.00 % of the total project budget. The project must be spread across different international partners. No single entity may be responsible for more than 75.00 % of the total project budget. The project must be completed in 36.0 months or fewer. The market introduction of the major project result (the main product/process/service proposed in the application) is planned to occur within 24.0 months of the completion of the project.


Eurostars Participating state: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.


Eurostars Partner country: Switzerland and South Korea


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