Eurostars

Key features: To support R&D performing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their innovative R&D projects.

Programme: A joint programme supporting R&D performing SMEs. It is co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020

Award: Eurostars funds up to 60% of eligible costs to a maximum grant level of 360,000 Euros (on eligible project partner costs of 600,000 Euros) per UK partner

Opens: Now Open

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 15th September 2016 at 20:00 Brussels Time

Support phone number: 0114 236 4457

Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D performing small and medium sized enterprises (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.

Organisation
Eurostars is a joint programme supporting R&D performing SMEs. It is co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. Participating countries earmark funds for their participants following national funding rules and procedures.

Scope
In the UK, only research-performing SMEs are eligible for funding under Eurostars. The Technology Strategy Board will fund up to 60% of eligible costs to a maximum grant level of 360,000 Euros (on eligible project partner costs of 600,000 Euros) per UK partner in a Eurostars project.
A Eurostars project can address any technological area for any market, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.

The consortium must include at least two partners’ independent from each other and established in at least two different countries. Organisations from any other country may participate (as a third country), but only if two Eurostars countries are already in the project.  Subcontractors are not considered as project partners.

The countries participating in Eurostars through the EUREKA network of national offices are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

How can we help?
 We have an expert team who specialise in applying for, and securing funding on behalf of businesses. The success criteria for funding is often complex; engaging a specialist team significantly increases your chance of obtaining funding. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, or apply for this funding, contact us at your earliest opportunity.
 
We continually appraise the market to source the most appropriate funding available to meet our clients’ requirements.  There are numerous opportunities currently available, spanning a range of industries and topics. If you would like to explore the funding available, call us today to speak to a member of the team and to find out how your business could benefit.