Eureka Eurostars programme 2023

What is the Eureka Eurostars Programme?

Eureka Eurostars, often called Eurostars, is the only European funding programme that is solely dedicated to supporting early-stage R&D-performing companies, including start-ups.

Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars Participating States and Partner Countries, and by the European Union through Horizon 2020. During the 2014-2020 period it had a total public budget of €1.14 billion.

The focus of the Eurostars programme is collaborative international early-stage R&D projects working on a marketable product, process or service. Eurostars supports the first three years of development of marketable innovative products, processes and services that address global markets to help improve the daily lives of people around the world.

A Eurostars project can address any technological area for any market but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.

Summary & Expected deadlines

  • Subsidy: Country-specific, for NL €500,000
  • Funding rate: Country-specific, for NL max. 50%
  • Deadline: 13 April 2023
  • Project duration: max. 3 years

Eurostars has two submission deadlines per year, typically one in Spring and one in Autumn.

Since 2014 the Eurostars programme funded 1229 projects, consisting of 3-4 partners on average. A total funding amount of €1.75B has been awarded so far – with an average a success rate of 29%.

Eurostars Guide 2023: Writing a winning Eurostars Proposal

Did you know, in 2022, Catalyze supported both the European Number 1 ranked Eurostars projects? Want to benefit from our expertise? We have written an extensive guide for companies looking for information about Eureka Eurostars. In this guide we explain how to draft a winning proposal so you maximize your chances of getting funded.

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Catalyze Eurostars Cases

We have supported a large number of winning Eurostars projects, including multiple projects ranking number 1 in all of Europe. Projects cover a wide range of life sceinces & health, and green, sustainable innovation topics. You can read some examples of our collaborations below:

Green & Sustainable Innovations:

Life Sciences & Health:



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