Eureka Eurostars 2: round 11
This competition is aimed at small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) working on high-quality research and development (R&D) projects across national borders. These enterprises often find it difficult to attract public-sector funding. EUREKA Eurostars was set up to overcome this barrier to innovation. With its market-led approach, it encourages international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.
Eurostars supports SMEs in leading international collaborative research and innovation projects by helping them get access to guidance and funding.
A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
Projects must be led by a research-performing SME.
Eurostars will award each UK project partner up to 360,000 euros funding or 60% of eligible project costs, whichever is the least. Projects can last up to 36 months.
In the UK, only SMEs are eligible for funding. The project must be led by a research-performing SME, one that:
- invests 10% or more of its turnover into research, or
- has 10% of its full-time equivalent staff working on research activities, or
- has 5 or more full-time staff working on research activities, if the SME has 100 or fewer employees, or
- has 10 or more full-time staff working on research activities, if the SME has more than 100 employees