Eurostars-2 countries and the European Commission will invest an estimated total of € 77 M* in transnational innovation projects involving 29 different countries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 69% of all project participants and are the main beneficiaries of Eurostars funding. With 374 applications received, the overall success rate for projects in this evaluation round was 28%.
As a result of the evaluation, a total of 344 entities will participate, the vast majority of them being SMEs (69%), followed by universities (15%), research institutes (9%), large companies (5%) and other entities (1%). SMEs will be in charge of 81% of the project budgets.
These are the results of the latest evaluation round for applications (cut-off 6) to the Eurostars-2 programme supporting international innovation projects led by research and development (R&D) performing SMEs.
Main tech areas and countries
A total of 34 successful projects will create innovative products, services or processes in life sciences. This is the highest share for a tech area, followed by industrial projects (26), ICT (24), energy (12) and environment (11).
The top five countries involved in a Eurostars collaboration are Germany, with 32 projects, the Netherlands (29), Denmark (22), France (21), and Switzerland (20).
Since 2014, Eurostars-2 has supported a total of 579 projects worth around € 1 billion.
* Eurostars adopts a decentralised funding methodology. All funding to participants in approved projects is managed by the Eurostars countries according to national funding rules and procedures. The eligible costs may vary between Eurostars countries. The funding estimate is based on an average funding rates observed per country and per type of participants.