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Eureka - collaboration for industrial research and development

Eureka is a programme with the aim of strengthening the competitiveness of European industry on the world market and creating collaborations between companies and researchers in the participating countries. The program finances close-to-market project for the development of new products, services and processes. Vinnova is the national contact authority for Eureka in Sweden. Our role is to offer information and the opportunity to apply for funding for Swedish participants in the Eureka project.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

What is Eureka?

Eureka is a company-driven programme, which means that the needs of companies and users determine which project are carried out. Small and large companies, research institutes, universities and other relevant actors from at least two member countries collaborate in the projects. The network currently has 45 participating countries. The focus is on Europe, but South Korea, Canada, South Africa, Chile and Argentina also participate.

Eureka finances project through the sub-programmes:

  • Eurostars - a programme for research SMEs
  • Eureka cluster– funding international industrial cooperation.
  • Network projects – Company-driven international research and development projects close to the market. Mainly used in bilateral and multilateral calls for proposals with certain countries.
  • Innowwide - support for small and medium-sized companies' global expansion.

project Funding takes place via the national authorities that are members of Eureka.

Who can participate?

Eureka is primarily aimed at companies with their own research and development, but is also open to participation from research institutes, universities and the public sector. For more information, see the various programs' rules for participation.

Vinnova's role

Vinnova is the national contact authority for Eureka in Sweden and finances and administers funding for Swedish actors. Vinnova sets aside around SEK 200 million per year for the Eureka collaboration.

Eureka's own website

On Eureka's website you can read more about the programs, see open calls for proposals and find everything you need to know to be able to make a correct proposal.

Eureka website

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Frédéric Pillot

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 32 01

Peter Lindberg

National Project Coordinator

+46 8 473 31 93

Jessica Svennebring

Head of department

+46 8 473 31 34

Annie Lindmark

Programme manager

+46 8 473 30 95

Last updated 27 June 2023

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