eurostarsEurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world. 


Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. It is an ideal first step in international cooperation, enabling small businesses to combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.


Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars Participating States and Partner Countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. In the 2014-2020 period it has a total public budget of €1.14 billion.


The role of SMEs for the economy has never been so important. Eurostars aims to bring increased value to the economy, higher growth and more job opportunities.


Submission system open (Deadline 02 March 2017; 20h00 Brussels time)

Eurostars is continually improving the processes of application and submission in order to meet the needs of all of our stakeholders. The system is now open and registrants are invited to submit their application. Please complete your online application form, upload annexes, check the eligibility using the designated tool and finally submit your application.


Please download the corresponding “Guidelines for completing an application”, “Eurostars Eligibility Guidelines” and “Guidelines for using the online application system” which are available from the Eurostars website:






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