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EUREKA is a publicly-funded, intergovernmental network, involving over 40 countries. EUREKA’s aim is to enhance European competitiveness by fostering innovation-driven entrepreneurship in Europe, between small and large industry, research institutes and universities. By doing this, EUREKA...

The countries participating in Eurostars through the EUREKA network of national offices are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the...

"SME" stands for small and medium-sized enterprises – as defined in EU law: EU recommendation 2003/361 . The main factors determining whether a company is an SME are: Economic activity number of employees and either turnover or balance sheet total . To qualify as an SME, an organisation must...

To qualify as an R&D-performing SME, an organisation must first comply with the EC definition of an SME. In addition, it must also meet the thresholds for dedicated R&D FTEs or turnover set by EUREKA. SMEs with a headcount of 100 FTE employees or fewer must: have at least 5.0 FTEs dedicated...

There are a number of eligibility criteria that all applications must meet in order to proceed to the evaluation phase of the programme. An explanation of the eligibility criteria imposed by the programme and the method of calculation are provided in detail in the Eligibility Guidelines .