EIC Accelerator


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. We provide Eurostars project coordination to help you maximize your chance of sucess.

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.

Why you should apply?

  1. A HIGH SUCESS RATE: 30% (average) EUROSTARS-EUREKA is one of the programme whith the highest success rate!
  2. MINIMUM 2 PARTNERS: from 2 member states (simplified consortium)
  3. INTERNATIONAL ACCELERATOR! collaboration with foreign partner facilitate the take-off of the export strategy..
  4. 40% OF ELLIGIBLE COST FUNDING! to facilitate and accelerate the launch of your innovations on the market
  5. A DEDICATED TEAM FOR YOU!  we collaborate with you and make all we can to save your time and efforts.
  6. A DEDICATED FUNDING TO SME: a simplified access to European grants
  7. FROM BEGUINNING TILL THE END: the average time laps of a project is 29 months and we support you all along your project, you are not alone!
  8. COMPLEMENTARY TO EIC ACCELERATOR : SMEs can apply also to the EIC Accelerator programme (up to €2,5M in grant).
EIC Accelerator
EIC Accelerator

To fund your collaborative R&D projects

  1. Strengthen production capacity and innovation efficiency
    by developing a strategic asset to face global competition
  2. Promote collaborations with key players in the
    market value chain targeted in France and internationally
  3. Accelerate international growth to develop a
    competitive advantage or diversify an offer in the face of news
    market expectations.
  4. Better integrate into international markets and increase
    its notoriety and legitimacy.


Each partner of the winning projects is funded by its national funding body, in the form of grants at the following rates:
1-Eurostars SME (100 and 250 people, full-time equivalent (FTE)): 40% of eligible expenses
2-non-Eurostars SMEs: 30% of eligible costs
3-Company with 250 to 2000 employees: 30% of eligible costs
4-Laboratories and universities: 40% of the total cost within the limit of €100K

The signing of the grant agreement is subject to the production of a consortium agreement validated by the national funding body.

Next application dates: continuous submission throughout the year with 2 annual calls for projects, generally around February and September.

Contact-us to better discover how we provide Eurostars project coordination and assistance.

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We accompany you for :

  • The preparation and writing of the complete proposal (annexes, work packages, deliverables).
  • Proofreading and assessing the eligibility of your proposal as a proposal evaluator would.
  • Designing explanatory diagrams to support the writing
  • Search for partners and create consortia
  • Coordination of the collaboration between partners
  • Taking care of all the administrative procedures necessary for the submission
  • Preparation and realization of (individual) project budgets

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