News: Eureka’s Eurostars joins the Eurida-Pongratz Consulting Workshop in Berlin
We are pleased to announce that the German Eurostars Office will join and co-host the workshop
En Route to Horizon 2020
Officials of the Eurostars programme will present and highlight the latest news about EUROSTARS, one of the most important funding programmes for European SME. In addition, workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss their project ideas directly with the Eurostars officials.
The Eurostars Programme is a European Joint Programme dedicated to the R&D performing SMEs, and co-funded by the European Communities and 33 EUREKA member countries.
Eurostars aims to stimulate these SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding. Usually consortia are set up with R&D SMEs, SMEs and Research Institutes and Universities.
The programme is fine-tuned to focus on the needs of SMEs, and specifically targets the development of new products, processes and services and the access to transnational and international markets.
Through this joint Programme, Eurostars aims to combine the best of two worlds with a bottom-up approach, a central submission and evaluation process, and synchronized national funding in 33 countries.
EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched in 1985, to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors. It is composed of 41 members, including the European Union represented by the Commission. With its flexible and decentralised network, EUREKA offers project partners rapid access to skills and expertise across Europe and national public and private funding schemes.