Eurostars: Innovation projects of innovative Swiss SMEs with international partners

Does your SME want to strengthen its competitiveness and develop an innovative product or service with cross border partner companies or research teams? The Eurostars programme will help you do this. Eurostars promotes cooperation with partners from 33 European countries as well as Canada, South Africa and South Korea in all thematic areas. The initiative is aimed in particular at innovative SMEs: SMEs that develop products or services that are significantly different from existing products or services.

You can submit your application for a Eurostars project through calls, usually twice a year.

This programme is aimed at:

  • Innovative SMEs, large companies, and research institutions.

The Eurostars programme is a joint programme of EUREKA and the European Union. The evaluation of the applications and the reporting on the projects is carried out centrally in Brussels by the EUREKA Association Secretariat for all participating countries. Innosuisse is responsible for issuing the contracts, paying out the funding and the financial reporting in Switzerland.

Eurostars projects: Step-by-step procedure


Other support offers

> As an SME, do you need help developing your Eurostars project?
As a small and medium-sized organisation (up to 250 full-time equivalents), you can apply for support from an innovation mentor from Innosuisse for this purpose.

> As an SME, do you need help finding an international project partner?
As an SME, you can take advantage of the free support of an EEN advisor for this purpose.

> Would you like to carry out an innovation project with Swiss partners only?
Innosuisse supports science-based innovation projects that Swiss companies, SMEs, start-ups and other private or public organisations carry out together with Swiss research partners.


Last modification 07.07.2021

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Eurostars Project Coordinator Switzerland
Janique Siffert
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EUREKA Project Coordinator Switzerland
Colette John-Grant
+41 58 466 77 32


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