The Eureka Network is the biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.
The aim of the Eureka Network is to promote the growth of start-ups, SMEs, large corporations, investigation centres and universities through funding and support of international cooperation in R&D and to provide preparation services for investment access.
The Eureka Instruments are based on a bottom-up philosophy, in which entities have freedom and flexibility to:
Since 1985, the Eureka Network has been supporting R&D and the commercialization of thousands of innovative products, processes and services that positively impact societies around the world.
In Portugal, the national participation in EUREKA projects has been funded through Portugal 2020 Notices for Projects and Industrial R&D projects on a European Scale.
Eureka Calls (open / planned):
Learn more about how Eureka might support your organization.
The EUROSTARS Programme is an Eureka Network instrument dedicated to the financing of international R&ID projects led by innovative SMEs in collaboration with large corporations, universities, research centres and other sorts of entities.
It is the largest international funding programme for SMEs that intend to cooperate in R&ID projects towards the development of new products, processes or innovative services for commercialization.
By participating in a Eurostars project, organizations from 37 countries might access public funding for their R&ID projects in international consortia, covering all technological areas.
In addition to the member-states of the European Union, third countries to Horizon Europe, as well a non-european countries (South Africa, Canada, South Korea and Singapore) will also take part in this programme, with their own public funding.
Eurostars is a competitive programme that has a 29% application approval rate.
The submission processes for Eurostars applications is centralized and the evaluation criteria are strict and transparent.
Next Eurostars 2022 Calls:
1st submission deadline: 24/03/2022
2nd submission deadline: 15/09/2022
Next webinar on Eurostars project applications
February 2nd (Wednesday), 10 am to 11 am Lisbon.
September 29th, 2021 webinar available here.
Contact the Portuguese National Coordinator of EUREKA Projects and EUROSTARS, who may support you in finding potential international partners and national funding sources.