[ EUROSTARS 2 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Research funding ]
The mission of Eurostars is the support of R&D-performing entrepreneurs, by initiating pan-European projects and co-funding their research activities, enabling them to compete internationally and become leaders in their sector.
Under the Eurostars 2 programme, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can further develop their products or services together with partner firms or research teams at the international level. The purpose of Eurostars 2 is to underpin the competitiveness of innovative companies in new or existing value-creation chains. The initiative is mainly aimed at SMEs that invest a substantial part of their revenues in R&D.
- 4th February 2021 (20h00 Brussels time)
Duration: the duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
Who can apply: To be eligible, the partnership must include at least two legal entities independent of each other. The partnership must include participation from at least two different Eurostars countries (i.e. a Eurostars Participating state or a Eurostars Partner country), where at least one of the countries must be an EUREKA member country. The participant budget (minus subcontracting costs) of the sole R&D-performing SME involved in the application must be equal to at least 50% of the total project budget. If there are multiple R&D-performing SMEs, their combined total participant budget (minus subcontracting costs) must equal at least 50% of the total project budget. In either case, the 50% budget threshold must be met by R&D-performing SME(s) located in Eurostars Participating state(s) or Partner Country(ies). The project must be spread across different international partners. No single entity or country may be responsible for more than 75% of the total project budget.
How: Partners should first contact their National Project Coordinators and subsequently, register and complete the online application form using the Eurostars submission platform.
Swiss partners: In Eurostars, Switzerland is represented by Innosuisse.
Funding by type of organization:
- SME, University and Research organization: 50% of eligible costs
- Large companies: 25% of eligible costs
For more information:
- Eurostars website
- Conditions for Swiss partners participation
- Eurostars 2 Guidelines for Swiss applicants
- ReO toolkit
In general, it is recommended that partners contact their National Project Coordinators before submitting an application.
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