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Eurostars autumn 2020

Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Development of a product, service or process that is expected to be on the market within two years of the completion of the project. Exceptions for clinical trials and certification processes.

Who can apply?

Companies, academia, research institutes and the public sector that have an international collaboration project with at least one other Eurostars country. The company´s net sales or equity must equal at least half of the sum applied for.

How much can you apply for?

Up to SEK 5 million, but a maximum of SEK 2 million if no Swedish SMEs participate.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    Eurostars allows you to apply for funding for market-related research and innovation projects within all thematic areas of technology. Your project should lead to a market introduction of a product, service or process.

    Does the offer fit your project?

    The projects can last up to three years and must be a collaboration between at least two Eurostars countries. The project must be coordinated by a R&D performing SME (small and medium-sized enterprise), but in the project consortium, participating parties can also be from academia, research institute or a large company.

    The participating organizations can receive the following levels of grants:

    • SMEs as defined by the EU can apply for a grant equivalent to 50% of their costs
    • Large companies can apply for a grant equivalent to 30 % of their costs.
    • • Academics, research institutes or the public sector can apply for a grant equivalent to 70 % of their costs.

    We look positively at gender equal project

    The best possible teams are equal. Vinnova works for equal development in society and therefore looks favorably at applications where both women and men take part in the grant and participate as actors in the grants granted.

    How to apply

    1. Identify an idea for which you want to apply for Eurostars financing.
    2. Check the rules for participation - Eligibility Guidelines, on the Eurostars website.
    3. SMEs check that they meet the EU definition of SMEs.
    4. Contact the support office or alternatively one of the Eurostars national contacts.
    5. Check eligibility requirements and read instructions for writing proposal - Application guidelines.
    6. Submit proposal to the Eurostars program in Brussels.
    7. Wait for the assessment of proposal
    8. If the proposal is successful, Vinnova will invite you to apply for funding for the Swedish parties at Vinnova.

    Start well in advance

    Keep in mind that it may take time to make a proposal, so start well in advance. Read more about the application process on our page about Eurostars.


    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Annie Lindmark

    Eurostars programledare

    +46 8 473 30 95

    Peter Lindberg

    National project coordinator EUREKA

    +46 8 473 31 93

    Lars Gustafsson


    +46 8 473 32 12

    Tero Stjernstoft


    +46 8 473 32 96

    Gunnar Sandberg


    +46 8 454 64 45

    Mimmi Magnusson


    +46 8 473 30 06

    Ida Langborg


    +46 8 473 30 77

    Anna Tegnesjö


    +46 8 473 31 62

    Jesper Orhammar


    +46 8 473 31 53

    Richard Hellborg


    +46 8 473 31 23

    Reference number 2020-02551

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