Eureka Eurostars

About this programme

Eurostars is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation. Companies from Singapore and any of the other 36 Eureka member countries are welcome to participate and collaborate.

The Eureka Eurostars programme, under the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs, supports international R&D and collaborative innovation projects. Companies from Singapore and any other Eureka member country are welcome to participate and collaborate with organisations of all types – from SMEs and large companies, to research organisations and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) – in leading and emerging markets.

  • The programme is open to projects from all sectors, as long as it results in a new product or solution.

About Eureka Network

Eureka Network is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Eureka was established in 1985 as an agreement between 18 countries and the European Commission to foster competitiveness and market integration and to encourage R&D cooperation. Since then, it has expanded to include 47 countries (in Europe and beyond) who share the same goals and provide national funding to organisations to support international industry-led R&D and co-innovation.


Eligibility

Singapore companies must form a consortium with at least one organisation coming from an EU or Horizon Europe Associated Country. No partner should be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.

The consortium must cooperate on a new product, process, or solution that can be rapidly commercialised in global markets with a civilian purpose.

Singapore companies need to meet the following criteria:

  • Business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Company is financially ready to start and complete the project

More information about Eurostars and participating countries can be found here.


Apply

Applications for the Eureka Eurostars funding programme are now open, and will close on 14 March 2024, 9.00pm SGT.

Interested Singapore companies are to register here for a preliminary assessment by 29 February 2024. Following which, eligible Singapore companies will be invited to put in a national funding application.

In addition, eligible Singapore companies and their consortium member(s) should jointly submit their project proposal via the online submission tool here.

For more information, please visit the Eureka’s webpage here.

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