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"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 .

The Eurostars website is a complete portal for registering your interest, searching for information, downloading relevant guidelines and submitting your complete Eurostars application.

We strongly advise applicants to contact their National Project Coordinator (NPC) who can offer advice and more detailed information on the funding rules and procedures. Potential applicants must register to our website in order to gain access to the online application form and read the Guidelines...