The Eurostars programme is an excellent funding instrument for SMEs. Its aim is to stimulate collaboration between academia and industry. In order to be evaluated, Eurostars applications must meet strict eligibility criteria. As opposed to the average of 30%, ttopstart has an impressive 70% success rate for Eurostars proposals. To guide you to your own successful Eurostarts project, we summarize our best practices.
“The Eurostars programme is an excellent funding instrument for SMEs. Its aim is to stimulate collaboration between academia and industry.”
The goal of Eurostars is to support projects that lead to the development and commercialisation of innovations with impact for society. These projects must be led by an R&D-performing SME and require collaboration with at least one other partner from another Eurostars country. Working with other companies and/or research institutes should stimulate the development of breakthrough products, processes, and services. At the same time, it should leverage the experience of leading researchers and state-of-the-art equipment in universities and research institutes. Eurostars has two deadlines a year; the upcoming deadline is Wednesday February 13th 2020.
Eligibility and Funding criteria for Eurostars
Eurostars has proven to be an extremely attractive funding option for R&D-performing SMEs that have a high-potential and innovative idea. Eurostars applies a decentralised funding procedure, with eligibility criteria, funding amounts and funding rates varying per country. With a success rate of >70% for Eurostars proposals, ttopstart has developed methods, has the right tips, tricks, and best practices to increase your chances of Eurostars success.
At ttopstart, we have in-depth experience in coordinating the consortium, co-developing the business strategy and supporting the writing of the entire Eurostars application. If you would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us and find out how we can be of assistance.