Eureka Eurostars 2: round 13
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.
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.
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:
- invest 10% or more of their turnover into research
- have 10% of their full-time equivalent staff working on research activities
- have 5 or more full-time staff working on research activities if the SME has 100 or fewer employees
- have 10 or more full-time staff working on research activities if the SME has more than 100 employees
Innovate UK will not fund any other types of organisations, including:
- academic institutions, including universities
- research and technology organisations (RTOs)
- large companies
These organisations can take part but must self-fund or use funds from other sources.
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.
To apply for a Eurostars project and submit your application, you must create a Eurostars account.
Eurostars will send you an email with your sign in information. This will give you access to the restricted website and the application form. Using your email and password, you can access your workspace on the website.
You must complete:
- all sections of the application form
- the ethics issues table annex
You can edit, save and retrieve drafts of the application form, or download the content as a PDF so that you can email it to your partners. For help refer to the:
guidelines for using the online application system to see an overview of the online portal and the electronic submission system
guidelines for completing an application to see an overview of the online application form and information on how to complete the various sections
Eurostars eligibility guidelines for an explanation of the Eurostars project eligibility criteria and calculation method
Eurostars ethics guidelines on how to fill out the ethics forms, including a description of the ethics appraisal process
You must submit your application and ethics issues table using the Eurostars online tool. Application forms and other documents submitted by any other means will be automatically rejected.
If Eurostars confirms you are eligible, you will need to complete an Innovate UK project finance form. We will email this to you approximately 3 months after the competition closes.
For further information, you may also contact the UK’s National Project Coordinator, Ben Morris, or other Innovate UK staff: click here for details.