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Eureka Eurostars

Fund Name

Eureka collaborative R&D: Eurostars 3 Call 6

Project Length

36 months or less

Project Value

Up to €360k



Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.5 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research.

The aim of this competition is for international collaboration on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation.

This competition is open in theme and we will fund projects from all sectors, which meet eligibility criteria.

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Fund details

Your project must have high market potential and develop one or more of the following:

  • innovative products
  • technology-based applications
  • technology-based services

Your collaborative research and development (CR&D) proposal must demonstrate:

  • a clear game-changing or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services
  • a strong and deliverable business plan that addresses, and documents market potential and needs
  • sound, practical financial plans and timelines
  • good value for money, which will always be a consideration in Innovate UK funding decisions
  • a clear, evidence-based plan to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, as soon as possible after project completion
  • clear, considerable potential to significantly benefit the UK economy and/or national productivity
  • the benefit of participants from the countries working together and how this adds value
  • a clear definition of where intellectual property (IP) can be used and shared between the participants and countries
  • a clear route to market or have gone to clinical trials within 2 years of project completion


To apply, you must fulfil the seven eligibility criteria:

  • your consortium must be led by an innovative SME from a Eurostars country
  • your consortium must include organisations from at least two Eurostars countries
  • the project organisations concerned must be independent from each other with a minimum of one organisation from an EU or Horizon-associated country
  • the budget of the SMEs from a Eurostars country, excluding subcontracting, is 50% or more of the total project cost
  • no single participant or country is responsible for more than 70% of the project budget
  • the project duration is 36 months or less
  • the project has an exclusively civilian purpose

UK registered SMEs can apply for a total grant of up to €360,000 for each eligible UK project partner or 60% of total eligible project costs, whichever is the least.

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