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Are you a small and medium-sized (SME) entrepreneur in the high tech research and development sector? And do you work with partners in other countries? You may be eligible for a subsidy for a Eurostars project. This is an international collaboration project for innovative development.
When do you qualify?
- You are a research performing SME.
- You spend at least 10% of your turnover on research and development, or you deploy at least 10% of your staff for research and development.
- You work together with parties from at least 2 other Eurostars countries.
- The project must be completed within 36 months and aim to develop a sellable product or process within 1 year of completion.
You can read the full eligibility guidelines on Eurostars' website
How to apply?
Eurostars has 2 deadlines per year. The Eurostars 2 programme has ended. It is expected calls for the Eurostars 3 programme will open in the summer of 2021.
To be able to apply for a national subsidy to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), first you have to register with Eurostars and have your international project proposal approved by Eurostar's international jury. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Eurostar's National Contact Point, can assist you with the application process.