Eurostars is a joint programme co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars (Eureka Member Countries) and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. In the 2014-2020 period, it has a total public budget of €1.14 billion.
Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the needs of small companies that require public funding for innovative ideas. With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised. Eurostars provides the ideal first step in international cooperation.
Eurostars is designed to:
- Turn an idea into a product and commercialise it.
- Combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.
- Grow faster
The focus of Eurostars is to enable research-performing SMEs to partner with other SMEs, research institutes, universities and large enterprises. Eurostars encourages bottom-up innovation, as it open to all projects in all technical areas and market industries, as long as projects have a civilian purpose.
For more information on Eurostars including eligibility criteria and call details, visit the Eurostars webpage.