Eureka Eurostars 2 Call 8

Background

Small businesses working on high-quality research and development projects across national borders often find it difficult to attract public-sector funding. Eurostars was set up to overcome this barrier to innovation.

Eurostars will help SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by:

  • easing access to support and funding
  • the possibility to innovate by cooperating with other SMEs

A research-performing SME is one which:

  • invests 10% or more of turnover into research, or
  • has 10% of 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 100 or more employees.

Competition scope

Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D-performing SMEs in their innovative R&D projects. Its bottom-up approach, which gives companies full control over project content. It supports international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.

Key Dates:

Competition opens – 24 July 2017

Registration closes – 7 September 12:00pm

Competition closes – 14 September 2017 12:00pm

Applicants notified – 31 January 2018

If you are interested in this competition

Please email the Innovation SuperNetwork team at angela@supernetwork.org.uk or complete the form below so we can help you and guide you through the application process.

(Direct links – please cut and paste into browser: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/43/overview)

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Partners

Our work is only possible with the support of our local and national partners, including Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, the North East LEP, Northumbrian WaterNorth East BIC, and Reece Innovation with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
Huge thanks go to all our partners.