Call for applications under the work programme of the Eurostars Joint Programme - Sixth Eurostars Cut-off Eurostars-2011-CO6 Closed!


The Eurostars Programme (‘Eurostars’) is a European innovation programme. It is managed by EUREKA. Its purpose is to provide funding for market-oriented research and development with the active participation of specifically research and development performing small and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs).

Eurostars projects will be funded primarily through national funding schemes. The amount of funding and costs eligible for funding will follow national rules and procedures. It may therefore vary between Eurostars member countries.

Each partner is advised to contact their EUREKA NPC ( for information on the applicable funding rules and the availability of funding per cut-off date.


A Eurostars project is an international research and development project. According to the EUREKA criteria, a Eurostars project 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 member countries. The main participant must be an R&D-performing SME from a Eurostars member country.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

All the important deadlines

  • 24 March 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Guidelines for Applicants - Eurostars Cut-Off 6 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for applications - Eurostars Joint Programme – Sixth Eurostars Cut-off (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
  • Universities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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