EUREKA’s Eurostars Program
EUREKA's Eurostars Program is the first European funding and support program to be specifically dedicated to SMEs. Eurostars will stimulate them to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding.
A Eurostars project is a European research and development project. It can address any technological area, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service. A Eurostars project is collaborative, meaning it must involve at least two participants (legal entities) from two different Eurostars participating countries. In addition, the main participant must be a research-performing SME from one of these countries.
EUREKA's Eurostars Program is open for funding applications on a continuous basis, with an average of two application submission deadlines each year.
The next application submission deadline is Fall 2012.
The Eurostars Program addresses a niche market of research and innovation-performing businesses that fulfill the EU-adopted definition of an SME, are based in a Eurostars participating country and that, in addition, invest 10% or more of full-time equivalent or annual turnover in research activities. European SMEs act as a source of renewal and a driving force for the development of new business areas. The Eurostars Program is aimed at stimulating these SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding.
If you are an SME and investing 10% or more of your full-time equivalent or annual turnover in research and development activities, the Eurostars Program may well be for you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mr. Uzi Bar Sadeh
Industry House, Hamered 29, Tel Aviv