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Project Size:
Up to €360,000 per project


Eurostars, part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs and co-funded by the European

Union through Horizon Europe, is the largest international funding programme for innovative

SMEs engaging in collaborative R&D projects. The programme is designed to help SMEs create

innovative products, processes, or services for commercialisation.

Key Dates

• Next Deadline: 12th September 2024

Programme Highlights

• Funding Amount: Up to €360,000 per project

• Funding Success Rate: 29% of applications receive funding

• Investment: €1.75 billion in public and private investment since 2014

• Business Growth: 69% of participating companies enter new markets, and 68%

achieve improved market shares

Why Eurostars?

1. Access to Public Funding: Eurostars offers substantial grants to support R&D project


2. International Network: Join a network of SMEs, universities, and research centres.

3. Innovative Collaboration: Work on market-driven R&D projects with international


4. Expert Support: Access an expert network for guidance.

5. Enhanced Investor Perception: Boost your organisation's profile with potential


Benefits for Participants

• Participants experience an average of 15% annual turnover increase.

• New market entries and increased market shares are common outcomes.

• R&D relationships often transform into business relationships.

• Participants gain increased visibility in their specialist fields.

Eligibility and Participation

• The main participant must be an innovative SME.

• The consortium can include partners from SMEs, universities, and research centres in

any of the 37 participating countries.

• Organisations from non-participating countries can still join a Eurostars consortium.

Application Process

• The Eurostars application process is centralised, with transparent and thorough

evaluations conducted by industry experts.

• Successful applicants receive funding through their national funding bodies.

If you're interested in applying for the Eurostars funding programme or need assistance, please

contact Inventya for expert advice and support

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