What is Eurostars?
- Eurostars is a joint program supporting R&D performing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). It is co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020
- Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.
- Eurostars is an ideal first step in international cooperation, enabling small businesses to realise the many benefits of working beyond national frontiers.
- Eurostars has been running successfully since 2007. It is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to support the niche market of research-performing SMEs in their innovative R&D projects. Eurostars has an average of two application submission deadlines annually. It is relatively simple to apply, and organisations can obtain funds for precisely the R&D projects that fit into business plans.