Eureka Eurostars

Eurostars Budget Breakdown

The Eureka Eurostars programme supports R&D-performing SMEs and innovative SMEs that have no previous R&D experience. Eurostars is open for any technological innovation and supports early stage projects (preliminary data) towards prototype development. On this page we provide a Eurostars budget breakdown, per project, and then entire Eurostars budget for 2021. Interesting in applying for Eurostars? Don’t forget to download our free guide on writing a winning proposal.


Summary & Expected deadlines

  • Subsidy: Country-specific, for NL €500,000
  • Funding rate: Country-specific, for NL max. 50%
  • Deadline: 24 March 2022; 15 September 2022
  • Project duration: max. 3 years

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Eurostars Budget Breakdown

Important to know is that the funding rules are determined per country. The Eurostars budget breakdown, funding rate, rules for submission and more conditions depend on the country of the partner and will thus differ amongst the partners in the consortium. The Eurostars budget for 2021 is estimated at €1.6 billion. Within the Eurostars budget, on average the total subsidy for the entire project will be €1.5M, divided over the partners. 


The Eurostars programme supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). Eurostars is open for any technological innovation. With its bottom-up approach, the Eurostars budget supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world.

Who can apply for Eureka Eurostars?

First of all, the consortium must include at least two partners independent from each other and established in at least two different Eurostars countries. The leader of this consortium should be an R&D performing SME, and the typical consortium consists of 3 partners. Partners of the consortium might include: other SMEs, academic partners, research organizations or large companies.

Each partner within the consortium should benefit from the Eurostars project and should offer crucial expertise to enable the execution of the project.

What is this funding for?

The Eurostars budget provides funding to achieve proof of concept. Within two years after project, the product should be on the market, or clinical trials should start. Activities for life sciences often include all pre-clinical development steps until a small first-in-man study (compound screening, efficacy / tox studies, pharmacokinetic, etc). The project is evaluated from innovation, cooperation and economical perspectives.

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