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Eurostars call 15

A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of innovative new products, processes or services.

Hvem?

R&D-performing SMEs are in focus, but other types of organizations can also participate in the project.

Hvad?

Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D-performing SMEs in innovative R&D international cooperation projects. Eurostars is wider than EU. 36 EUREKA member stats participate in the programme, including South Korea, Canada, Israel, Turkey, South Africa and the EU Commission are participating in Eurostars. In Denmark Eurostars is co-funded by Innovation Fund Denmark.

Hvor meget?

IFDs can co-fund up to €300.000 per Danish partner and a maximum of €500.000 to all Danish partners in applications with a focus on green transition and Health/Biotech.

4. February 2021, 20:00:00 Brussels time (CET)
Application deadline
22 February 2021, 12:00:00
Deadline for registration in e-grant

Each Danish participant in an Eurostars application must individually register on the national e-grant portal. The Eurostars application including annexes must be uploaded together with the registration.

Beginning of June 2021
Response to application

A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of innovative new products, processes or services.

Innovationfund Denmark is co-funding and administrating Danish participants in Eurostars projects.

Topics and funding:

Eurostars is a bottom up programme where research in new or improved products, processes and services can be funded.

In Denmark, however, IFD can only provide full funding to projects with a focus on:

  • Green transition, such as Energy technology, Agrofood technology, Agriculture and Marine resources and Environment. Projects within new material, transport and mobility, industrial manufacturing and digital technologies must have a clear objective of having a strong impact on the CO2 reduction or green transition agenda in order to receive full funding: IFD's Focus areas.
     
  • Health and Biotech, including big data or other technologies supporting smart health solutions.

IFD co-finance salary, materials, travels, dissemination and to a limited extend subcontracting according to the standard funding rules for Grand Solution and international projects.

Projects with a focus outside green transition and Health and Biotech, can as a maximum receive up to €50.000 regardless of the project size.

National Danish call conditions

Financial requirements for Danish SMEs

  • Danish participants must be registered as legal entities with economic and actually activities taking place in Denmark. The activities funded through Eurostars by IFD must be conducted in Denmark.  
     
  • Danish SMEs must have a turnover of at least 2 million Danish krone OR have obtained at least 500,000 Danish krone in equity or attracted the same amount in investments in the past financial year.  
     
  • Danish participants must document an ability to support their part of the project costs.
     
  • Danish startups (companies existing for less than three years) must state their ability to fund their part of the project costs (not including funding received from other publicly-funded projects). Companies, which have existed for more than one year will be requested to present an audited annual account form the last full year.
     
  • A SME must be an SME according to the EU definition for and it must not be “an undertaking in difficulty” according to EU’ state aid rules.

Other national funding criteria

  • Any subcontracting must be clearly described in the application and budget overview. If it is decided at a later stage (i.e. after the project has been approved), a formal change request must be submitted to the EUREKA call secretariat and IFD.  
     
  • Danish SMEs can only participate in one Eurostars project per call.

Eurostars general guidelines

IFDs cofounding level

IFDs can co-fund up to €300.000 per Danish partner and a maximum of €500.000 to all Danish partners in an application. Funding intensity and rates depends on the type of organization and follows the Grand Solution. The funding level and intensity follows the rules specified in “General terms and conditions for Grand Solutions”

Projects with a focus outside green transition and Health and Biotech, can as a maximum receive up to €50.000 regardless of the project size.

If Danish knowledge providers such as universities, GTS-institutes, public hospitals or other public entities and large Danish enterprises participate in a Eurostars project without a Danish SME actively engaged in the project, their maximum funding rate will be reduced by 50%, except for project outside green transition and health and biotech. For such projects the maximum funding for the project will be €50.000. 

Funding rules and condition in the 36 Eurostars countries

 

We invest in international collaboration to strengthen Danish research and to promote Danish innovative solutions.

The global perspective is vital to a country like Denmark with an open economy, clear positions of strength, and a culture of international ties and trade. International collaboration is a key element in constantly developing and strenghtening Danish research and innovation.

Innovation Fund Denmark offers 4 entries to International Collaborations:

  • The national Grand Solutions programme, where foreign partners can be invited to participate
  • Strategic thematic programmes within Horizon 2020, Nordic cooperation, EUREKA and GlobalStars
  • Eurostars for research intensive SME’s
  • Bilateral cooperation with countries outside Europe