Eurostars 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.
Projects can address any technological area for any market, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service. Applicants are asked to contact their National Project Coordinator (NPC) who can offer advice and more detailed information on the funding rules and procedures.