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Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises and start-up, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage.


Eurostars is based on Article 185 (ex 169) aimed at supporting industrial research of small and medium-sized enterprises having their research skills.


The main characteristics are:

  • Consortium leader is an R&D performing SME from a Eurostars country
  • At least one other independent participant from another Eurostars country
  • Eurostars R&D performing SMEs contribution is 50% or more of the total project cost (subcontracting costs excluded)
  • The consortium is well balanced (no single participant or country is responsible for more than 75 %)
  • The project duration is 3 years or fewer
  • Market introduction is within 2 years of the project’s completion
  • The project meets the EUREKA criteria (No restrictions on thematic area, civilian purpose)

The Italian funding for the deadline of March 13, 2014  is not provided at the moment


For further information

Eurostars website

Eurostars page on MIUR website


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