Eurostars-2 participating countries and the European Commission will invest an estimated total of € 73.2 M* in the co-funded (public and private) transnational innovation projects involving 25 different countries. With 414 applications received, the overall success rate for projects in this evaluation round was 25%.
As a result of the evaluation, a total of 364 entities will participate, the clear majority of them being SMEs (74%), followed by universities and research institutes (20%) and large companies and other entities (6%).
These are the results of the latest evaluation round for applications (cut-off 8) to the Eurostars-2 programme supporting international innovation projects led by research and development (R&D) performing SMEs.
Top tech areas, top countries, top projects
A total of 37 successful projects will create innovative products, services or processes in biotech. This is the highest share for a tech area, followed by industrial projects (22), ICT (20), energy (13) and environment (10).
The top three countries involved in a Eurostars collaboration are Germany, with 31 participants, the Netherlands (27) and Switzerland (27).
The three highest ranked projects are E! 12076 Ra-Sure, gathering a Dutch-German consortium that will develop a fully automated Raman spectroscopic device to help surgeons achieve complete tumour removal in oral cavity cancer surgeries, E! 11932 pURIcat, developing a long-term urinary catheter for anti-infective application with sensor by Danish and Spanish partners, and E! 12128 BRICS, where a Swiss-German-British consortium will develop a novel broadly tuneable light source targetted at the gas analysers market.
Since 2014, Eurostars-2 has supported a total of 791 projects worth around € 1.4 billion.