Funding competition – Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.


Small businesses working on high-quality research and development (R&D) projects across national borders often find it difficult to attract public-sector funding. EUREKA Eurostars was set up to overcome this barrier to innovation. With its market-led approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised.

Eurostars supports SMEs in leading international collaborative research and innovation projects by helping them get access to guidance and funding.

A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.

Projects must be led by a research-performing SME.

Funding type


Project size

Up to €360,000 funding for each UK project partner or 60% of eligible project costs will be awarded, whichever is the least. Projects can last up to 36 months.

20 December 2017  Competition opens

1 March 2018 12:00pm  Registration closes

1 March 2018 7:00pm   Competition closes

12 July 2018    Applicants notified

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