What is EUREKA?
EUREKA is an industry driven programme, which means that the needs of companies and end users determine which projects are supported. In the projects, small and large companies, research institutes, universities and other relevant actors from at least two member countries collaborate. The network currently has 45 participating countries. Most of the countries are European, but South Korea, Canada, South Africa, Chile and Argentina also participate.
EUREKA finances projects in three sub-programs:
- Eurostars - a programme for research and development performing small and medium sized enterprises.
- Clusters - thematic programmes for collaboration between industry and academia.
- Network projects - Company-driven international research and development projects close to the market. Used mainly in bilateral and multilateral calls with selected countries.
Project funding are provided by the national authorities that are members of EUREKA.
Who can participate?
EUREKA primarily targets companies that have in house research and development capability, but is also open to participation from research institutes, universities, the public sector and other relevant actors. For more information, see the different sub-programmes rules for participation.
Vinnova is the national contact authority for EUREKA in Sweden and finances and administers grants to Swedish project participants. Vinnova allocates around EUR 19 million a year for the EUREKA cooperation.