The second application period for the new Eurostars program (EURO STARS) is open. The deadline for submission of applications is September 11, 2014 (20:00).The Eurostars program aims to encourage the support of international research and development (R&D) led by SMEs. The program European entrepreneurship, in which 34 countries participate, brings together national programs to support R&D performing SMEs, so that the available funds can be used more effectively and efficiently.
Eligible for support under SMEs led international R&D projects that are open to other participants such as universities, research institutions and large companies. The projects should include market-oriented R&D activities aimed at commercial results in the short and medium term. The support of SMEs must be at least 10% of their annual investment in R&D.
Projects supported through national programs to support R&D performing SMEs, so that the amount of the contribution and the eligible costs may vary by country.
Applications may be submitted to the EUREKA Secretariat, using the online application system. Submitted applications are reviewed by technical experts, and then ranked by an independent evaluation panel.