Eurostars supports international innovation projects led by innovative and R&D-driven SMEs. The two core characteristics of a good Eurostars project are innovation and market potential. Eurostars offer the opportunity to work together with chain partners on the development of new products, processes or services and accelerate their market introduction.
Thirty-seven countries participate in this programme, each in their own way. The first call of this new programme has recently been published.
Target audiences of Eurostars
Eurostars is interesting for all types of organisations, from businesses to research institutes. One condition is that projects are be led by innovative and R&D-driven SMEs.
The core characteristics of a good Eurostars project are projects that:
- can focus on any technology and any discipline
- have an exclusively civilian purpose
- are market-driven
- result in a new product, process or service that can be commercialised quickly
Conditions, characteristics and figures
- The second call for the period 2021-2027 opens 21 January 2022 and closes 24 March 2022
- Dutch budget: appr. €9 million per call
- The call is open to projects from SMEs, large enterprises, research centres and higher education institutions
- Cooperation between at least two parties from at least two different Eurostars countries
- Eurostars countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, 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, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
- Rules and grant percentages differ per country.
- The third round is scheduled to open on 13 July 2022 and close on 15 September 2022.
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