Eurostars joint transnational call for proposals: Apply Now!

Eurostars joint transnational call for proposals: Apply Now!

Eurostars is a funding instrument that supports innovative SMEs and project partners (large companies, universities, research organizations, and other types of organizations) by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects. By participating, organizations from 37 countries can access public funding for international collaborative R&D projects in all fields.

  • Define your project idea;
  • Collaborate internationally, sharing expertise;
  • Develop products, processes or services that can be easily commercialised.


To apply, you must fulfill seven eligibility criteria:

  • The project consortium is led by an innovative SME* from a participating country**.
  • The project consortium is composed by at least two entities that are independent of one another.
  • The project consortium is composed by entities from at least two participating countries, with at least one organisation coming from an EU or Horizon Europe Associated Country.
  • The budget of the SMEs from the participating countries (excluding any subcontracting) is 50% or more of the total project cost.
  • No single participant or country is responsible for more than 70% of the budget of the project.
  • The project duration is 36 months or fewer***.
  • The project has an exclusive focus on civil applications. 

Evaluation and Results

Eurostars has a centralised and transparent evaluation for selecting projects to receive funding.

Independent evaluators will score and rank your project application against three criteria and sub-criteria:

  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation
    • Quality of the consortium;
    • Added value through cooperation;
    • Realistic and clearly defined project management and planning;
    • Reasonable cost structure.
  • Impact (market and commercialisation)
    • Market size;
    • Market access and risk;
    • Competitive advantage;
    • Clear and realistic commercialisation plans;
    • Economic, environmental, and societal impact.
  • Excellence of innovation and R&D
    • Degree of innovation;
    • New applied knowledge;
    • Level of technical challenge;
    • Technical achievability and risk.

Application Deadline: 4 Nov 2021

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