Eurostars: funding for high-tech solutions and international cooperation
- Published: 12 July 2016
5 ways to impress your EU evaluator with your grant application
Companies from all around Europe who participate in an international consortium and are working on innovative technology projects that contribute to solving a social problem can apply for funding from the popular European Funding Programme Eurostars.
This month a new Eurostars call for projects opened. Consortia consisting of at least one high-tech SME joined by at least one other company or research institution are invited to apply. History shows that competition among Eurostars applicants is high. Therefore Vindsubsidies, the Idox Grants authority in the Netherlands, shares five tips that will help you to impress your EU project evaluator and increase your chance to win funding for your project.
Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars Participating States. Eurostars is aimed at companies across all sectors, providing the project is technology based. Furthermore, there must be an international consortium consisting of at least two organisations, and the project leader must be a high-tech R&D performing SME. Most consortia consist of three parties, two of which are SMEs.
Eurostars application can be submitted until 15 September 2016. Contribution from the Eurostars programme varies from 25% to 50% depending on country of origin, type of organisation and type of activity (e.g. Research or Development).
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