Eureka Network

Eureka is an international network aiming to foster international collaboration and encourage R&D cooperation. Currently, 47 countries are participating in the Eureka Network, including European countries and other countries across the world (Canada, South Africa or South Korea, for example).

Eureka finances research and development through a range of different funding programs, including Eurostars, Globalstars, thematic calls and clusters. View open Eureka programs on this page.



Eurostars supports R&D-performing SMEs with innovative and international projects. Eurostars is open for any technological innovation and supports early stage projects (preliminary data) towards prototype development.

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Call for green hydrogen projects

Participating countries: Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain.

Deadline: 5 November 2021

Subsidy: Budget varies by country

Funding rate: Varies by country

Consortium: At least two independent legal entities from two participating countries. Must be well balanced, with no single organisation or country responsible for more than 75% of project budget.

Project duration: 36 months (maximum)

Scope: The focus of the ‘green hydrogen projects’ call is on the “transporting infrastructure for hydrogen” nexus, covering issues including:

  • whether existing infrastructure (e.g. for transporting gas) may be used for transporting hydrogen as well (e.g. requirements re:material),
  • prerequisites for transboundary use of infrastructure,
  • level of efficiency/reducing losses during transport and storage,
  • conception of infrastructure all the way from producer to consumer including monitoring and control,
  • IoT/sensors/smart meters and
  • combining stationary and mobile infrastructures (by ship and road).

Projects should address at least one of fields mentioned in the call description and demonstrate potential to research or develop a product, process or service for commercialisation. Project ideas should represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project. The product, process or service implementation or market launch should occur no later than 24 months after project completion.

Learn more on the Eureka website


Austria and Spain call for projects

Deadline: 15 September 2021

Austria: based on the project
Spain: based on the project

Funding rate:

Austria: up to 60% of the eligible costs for small companies, up to 50% of the eligible costs for medium-sized companies, up to 40% of the eligible costs for large companies.

Spain: based on the project

Consortium: At least one Austrian and one Spanish company. All companies from Austria and Spain are eligible for funding. Universities and research organisations can be subcontracted.

Project duration: 3 years

Scope: The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, EPE (CDTI) from Spain have allocated funding for collaborative R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and market areas.

Applicants are expected to develop market-ready solutions or projects that have strong market potential for Austria and Spain. This call accepts projects in all thematic areas or application domains, with a special focus on the following domains:

  • Unmanned vehicles systems
  • Green building
  • Photonics
  • Environmental technologies

Learn more on the Eureka website


Eureka Clusters AI Call 2021

Deadlines: 28 June 2021 (international deadline).

Additional national submissions are required.

Subsidy: Budget differs per country. Expected project size: €3-15M

Consortium: At least two companies from different EUREKA participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.

Scope: The purpose of this call is to increase the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services. Participants are invited to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the field of Artificial intelligence. Proposals should primarily target taking Artificial Intelligence technologies beyond the State-of-the-Art in whichever targeted application domains are addressed. Innovative projects targeting Communications, Electronic Components and Systems, and Software that enable AI applications are also welcomed in the Call.

The call is looking for projects that will form innovative ecosystems with AI at their core, which will enable advances in the State-of-the-Art and result in opportunities for commercial and/or societal impact in the application areas addressed. The intent is to bring together partners from across the broad AI adopters Community of all types (Large Enterprise, SME’s, Research & Technology Organisations and Universities) into collaborative teams that will be able to demonstrate a high impact in the chosen application area by the end of the project.

Participating countries: 

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey

Learn more on the Eureka Clusters AI website


eHealth Call for R&D Project Proposals Switzerland – Netherlands

Deadline for pre-proposals is on 30th of April. Full proposals: 2 August 2021

Funding for Swiss partners: 50% (only costs for the research organization will be funded by Innosuisse).

Funding for Dutch partners: Dutch research organisations and SMEs are eligible for funding. Costs are funded for 50% for industrial research activities and for 25% for experimental development activities. A contribution from the for profit entities of at least 30% (in cash or in kind) is required.

Consortium: The consortium must include at least one independent partner from Switzerland and one independent partner from the Netherlands. The consortium should include at least one (for profit) company, one public partner (schools, municipalities, etc.) and one research institute from the Netherlands and Switzerland;

Project duration: maximum duration 3 years

Scope: The project should be carried out by public-private consortia and should focus on application-driven research and development activities. The scope covers technologies and innovations that allow children and adolescents in the primary/secondary school context, as well as their families and (in)direct relatives, to gain insight into their own health and their daily functioning. To enable them to manage their health and daily functioning and contribute to health research using health data with a view to improving both individual and population health.


Call 2021 for joint Innovation projects in South Korea and Switzerland

Deadline for pre-proposals is on 30th of April. Full proposals: 2 August 2021

Funding for Swiss partners: 50% (only costs for the research organization will be funded by Innosuisse).

Funding for Korean partners: Funding available for all type of applications from Korean companies with registered R&D laboratories, Korean research institutes and universities.

Consortium: The consortium must include at least one commercial company from each country and one research institute from Switzerland. The participation of further research organizations and further commercial companies from both countries according to each country’s funding regulations is welcome.

Project duration: maximum duration is 3 years.

Scope: The aim of this call is to fund science-based innovation projects between Switzerland and South Korea. This call is open topic, but has a preference for the topics:

  • Biotech;
  • Medtech;
  • Renewable Energy;
  • Mobility;
  • Digitalisation;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • IoT;
  • Additive Manufacturing;
  • Smart Materials / Innovative surfaces;
  • Augmented and virtual reality.


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