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. In the 2014-2020 period it has a total public budget of €1.14 billion.

  • A Eurostars project 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.


Eurostars has 2 cut-off deadlines for applications each year.

More information here.

Eurostars Contacts

Eurostars/ EUREKA Secreteriat
Rue Neerveld 107
1200, Brussels – Belgium

  • +32 2 777 09 50

Public authority contact

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