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Eurostars fall 2021

Eurostars is aimed primarily at innovative small and medium-sized enterprises involved in international project. It is possible to apply for funding for the development of market-oriented processes, products and services. Through international cooperation, Eurostars provides access to new knowledge, collaborations and opportunities to test new markets.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Development of a product, service or process that is expected to be on the market within two years of completing the project. Exceptions for clinical trials and certification processes.

Who can apply?

Companies, academia, research institutes and the public sector that have an international cooperation project with at least one other Eurostars country. The company´s net sales or equity must correspond to at least half of the requested amount.

How much can you apply for?

Up to SEK 5 million, but a maximum of SEK 2 million if no Swedish small and medium-sized companies participate.

Important dates

If you are interested in applying for funding via Eurostars? On September 21, Vinnova organizes an information meeting. On September 22, EUSME will arrange a printer's cabin where you will receive help to prepare your Eurostars proposal. On 29 September, the EUREKA Secretariat will organize a webinar on how to successfully apply for the new Eurostars program.

  • The call in detail

    • Vinnova has the task of promoting sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. Improved conditions for innovation strengthen the capacity to achieve the goals for sustainable development in Agenda 2030. Through our efforts, we contribute to the global commitment to achieve the goals.

      Our work to contribute to the goals in Agenda 2030

      Collaboration, concentration and innovation will be crucial to achieve the goals in Agenda 2030. With this call for proposal, we want more people to collaboratively develop their innovative capacity and create new solutions that contribute to the goals, within the framework of the call's priorities.

      Gender equality is a prerequisite for sustainable growth and is found in Agenda 2030 as an objective in itself, but also as a perspective that should permeate the work with all objective. The call for proposal must therefore contribute to an equal development of society linked to two main perspectives:

      • One perspective is about both women and men taking part in the grant and participating in and influencing the project in an equal way.
      • The second perspective is about the project analyzing and deciding whether there are gender aspects (gender or gender) that are relevant within the solution's problem area and utilization.

      Equal innovation for those seeking funding

    • The call for proposal is aimed at those who are interested

    • Activities for which funding can be funding for

      You can apply for funding for good activities, but not for bad ones

      Eligible costs

      Our funding is provided through grant. Grant to organizations that conduct financial activities are covered by state support rules.

      The rules govern, among other things, the types of costs and the proportion of them that may be covered by grant.

      Government support for financial activities (companies)

      Rules for which costs are eligible

      The following costs are eligible:

      [Specify, if necessary, the types of costs that are eligible. Which costs are eligible depends on the basis of support we grant support according to. Use the State supportSupport Levels Tables

      and Guide to Vinnova's term on eligible costs, section 2]

    • [Specify any limits for how much grant we will give to a project or organization, for example in terms of support level or maximum amount. If you deem it appropriate, enter the total budget for the call for proposal.]

    • [List of all formal requirements]

      We will only assess applications that meet the following formal requirements:

    • What do we assess?

      [State our main criteria (potential, actors and feasibility) and explain how they should be interpreted in the current the call for proposal. Add sub-criteria. See examples of sub-criteria linked to gender equality below.]


      • [If relevant] The potential of project results to contribute to increased gender equality


      • [Standard] How well the team (key people) is composed with regard to gender distribution and distribution of power and influence between women and men


      • [Recommended] How well gender equality aspects are integrated into the project plan

      How do we rate?

      [Explain how the assessment of applications takes place in this particular the call for proposal. Be clear that the assessment takes place in competition between received applications.]

    • About our decisions

      How much each party in the project is granted in grant is stated in the decision. Grant will be granted with the support of [specify support basis (s)]. The basis for support is stated in the decision and also governs which costs are eligible.

      Our decision to grant or reject a proposal is not subject to appeal.

      Term for granted grant

      For granted grants, our general term for grant grant apply. The terms include rules on project agreements, conditions for payment, follow-up, reporting and utilization of results.

      Our rules and term for grant

      [Enter any special term that apply to anyone who is granted a grant in this the call for proposal.]

      The following special termalso applies to everyone who is granted a grant in this the call for proposal:

      Supplementary special term can be decided for individual projects project.

      If you do not follow our term, you may be liable for a refund. This also applies if you have been granted a grant incorrectly or with an excessive amount.

    • Date
      04 Oct 2021
      New document

    New program period in the autumn of 2021

    Eurostars enters a new programming period from autumn 2021 and will continue under Horisont Europa until 2027. A new call for proposals opened on 2 September and will close on 4 November 2021. Please note that a new programming period involves certain adjustments and updates of guidelines for the program and formal eligibility requirements for the applicant.

    Read more on Eureka's website

    What is the offer about?

    Genom Eurostars, you can apply for funding for market-oriented research and innovation projects in all thematic technology areas. Your project should lead to the market introduction of a product, service or process.

    Does the offer fit your project?

    The projects that receive funding can last up to three years and must be a collaboration between at least two Eurostars countries. See which countries are included on Eureka's website.

    The Eurostars project must be coordinated by an innovative SME (SME), but in the project consortium, participating parties can also be from academia, research institutes or a large company.

    The Swedish organizations that participate can receive the following compensation rates:

    • According to the EU definition, small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for funding corresponding to 50 percent of their costs
    • Large companies can apply for funding corresponding to 30 percent of their costs
    • Academics, research institutes or the public sector can apply for funding corresponding to 70 percent of their costs.

      In addition to complying with Vinnova's general terms and conditions for funding, the Swedish project partners must also meet the following term:
    • Companies must be registered as a Swedish limited liability company
    • Companies must have a place of business in Sweden
    • Activities in the project must be conducted at the Swedish site and the project costs must be borne by the site
    • Companies must be registered for employer's contribution
    • Companies must have submitted at least 2 annual reports to the Swedish Companies Registration Office
    • The most recently registered annual report must show that net sales or equity corresponds to at least half of the amount applied for. The applicant ) must be able to present evidence of this on the closing day when the financial control of the projects begins immediately thereafter. Vinnova will contact the Swedish applicants who need to supplement their proposal with more information / documentation.

    Equal project reach a higher level of innovation

    Vinnova will work to ensure that the entire population's knowledge and needs are utilized and initiatives that are supported by us will benefit both women and men. Statistics show that innovation projects where men and women have the same power and influence to influence become more successful. We are therefore positive that you account for how gender equality integrated in both how your project group is composed and in the intended result of your project. A project that has been approved for Eurostars financing will in its national proposal to Vinnova need to be supplemented with a gender equality plan.

    This is how you apply

    1. Put together a project proposal that you, together with another Eurostars country, want to apply for Eurostars funding from.
    2. Check the rules for participation - Eligibility Guidelines, on Eurostars website.
    3. SMEs check that they meet the EU definition of SMEs.
    4. Feel free to contact the support office EUSME, which provides free expert advice for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are to apply for funding from the EU programs Horizon 2020 and Eurostars.
    5. Check eligibility requirements and read instructions for how to write proposal - Application guidelines.
    6. Submit proposal to Eurostars program portal
    7. Wait for the assessment of proposal
    8. If the project is successful and is approved for funding, Vinnova will contact the Swedish part of the project to submit a national proposal to Vinnova

    Start well in advance

    Keep in mind that it may take time to make a proposal, so start well in advance. Read more about the application process on our Eurostars page.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 


    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Team Eurostars

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