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Eurostars for research intensive SMEs






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Eurostars is an international program for research and innovation intensive SMEs

Eurostars is Europe's largest program focusing on collaborative R&D projects for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. 36 countries participate in the program, including a number of countries outside Europe, such as South Korea, Canada, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. Eurostars is a co-funded program supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and EU under Horizon 2020 in a 75% / 25% ratio. & nbsp;

Denmark is one of the leading countries in the program with a track record of having many highly qualified projects on the common ranking list. & nbsp;


Eurostars is & nbsp; open to market oriented development projects for all disciplines and themes. At least two partners from two Eurostars participating states must participate in a project. At least 50% of the work load in the project must be conducted by the participating research intensive & nbsp; SMEs. Universities, research organizations, hospitals and large companies can also participate. In Denmark they are funded according to the Innovations Fund Denmark's funding rules for Eurostars. Read more about the IFD's funding rules here

The duration of a Eurostars project can last up to three years (36 months) and a product or service must be ready for market introduction no later than two years after the conclusion of the & nbsp; Eurostars project.

Application deadlines
There are two annual deadlines for applications. One in March and one in September. & Nbsp; You can expect a reply on your application & nbsp; four to five months after the application & nbsp; deadline. All Danish participants must register in IFD's e-grant portal and upload a pdf version of the application form no later than 14 days after the application.
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Who can apply for Eurostars funding?

  • Only research intensive & nbsp; SMEs can hand in applications. But other type of partners are welcome to participate in the projects & nbsp; as well.
  • A research intensive & nbsp; SME & nbsp; is defined by having at least 10% of its turnover or its full time employees (FTE) dedicated to research and & nbsp; innovation.
  • If the & nbsp; SME & nbsp; has from 50 to 99 employees, 5 & nbsp; FTEs dedicated to research and innovation is & nbsp; sufficient.
  • Find Eurostars guidelines with information on project participants, deadlines, application forms here . & nbsp;
International Collaborations
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International Investment Officer Stine Holm
+45 6190 5074