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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

  • 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 fourth round opens on 6 January 2023 and closes on 13 April 2023, 14.00 hrs.
  • For this fourth round, the countries Norway, Sweden, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and Slovenia
  • The fifth round opens on 14 July 2023 and closes 14 September 2023, 14.00 hrs.


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