Eurostars-Eureka supports innovative international projects carried out by R&D SMEs. With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of innovative, rapidly marketable products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world. Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. This is an ideal first step in international cooperation, allowing small businesses to combine and share their expertise and benefit from working across national borders.
Eurostars is a joint program between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-financed by the national budgets of 36 participating States and Eurostars partner countries and by the European Union.
The role of SMEs for the economy has never been more important. Eurostars aims to add value to the economy, higher growth and more job opportunities.