Call for proposals - EUREKA's Eurostars Programme - SMEs and R&D - Eurostars Cut-Off 9 Eurostars-2012-CO9 Closed!


The Eurostars Programme (‘Eurostars’) is a European innovation programme 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).

Applicants are advised to contact their EUREKA NPC ( for more comprehensive information on the national funding rules, for assistance in preparing an application and for information with regards to the chances of a successful project application.


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

  • 20 September 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fich Eurostars-2012-CO9 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • SMEs
  • Universities
  • Enterprises

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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