If you have just attended the Eurostars event, or you are generally hoping to have your product development funded, you will want to have a look at our new infographic. In our previous infographics we have covered upcoming NMBP calls, Health calls, and ICT calls. The mentioned topics all have one thing in common: They are part of the Horizon 2020 funding programme and include “call topics” or specific themes and research areas to which companies and researchers can apply. In contrast to this top-down approach Eurostars is bottom-up. This means that companies of any sector or industry can propose research, development and innovation projects in any area.
Even though we have already supported three Eurostars projects: NoCaTS, the award-winning OPTO-BRAIN, and MAXCOAT and recently been successful with Horizon 2020 (Train2Target and Lumiblast) we are always on the lookout for potential EUREKA Eurostars projects. For that reason we are presenting our newest infographic today.
EUREKA Eurostars is aimed at SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) looking for R&D funding. Compared to a standard Horizon 2020 project the consortia are relatively small, consisting of only 3-4 organisations. But the technological areas are similar: ICT, Energy, Environment, Biotechnology and Industrial. Another difference is that most funding comes from the EUREKA members and about a quarter coming from the EU. Since 2014 there have been a total of 1553 proposals submitted and 472 projects have received funding. That means that about a third of all proposals have received funding; much higher a success-rate than in most Horizon 2020 instruments. The next deadline for the submission of a Eurostars proposal is on the 2nd March 2017.
Interested in recruiting our services for a Eurostars proposal (or any other proposal) or has your proposal been accepted and you are looking for project management or dissemination support? You can contact us through our website or directly firstname.lastname@example.org.