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Eurostars-2 cut-off 7 funding results: 119 projects worth € 177 M approved

Eurostars-2 participating countries and the European Commission will invest an estimated total of 86.5 M * in the co-funded (public and private) transnational innovation projects involving 29 different countries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 71% of all project participants and are the main beneficiaries of Eurostars funding. With 401 applications received, the overall success rate for projects in this evaluation round was 30%.

As a result of the evaluation, a total of 364 entities will participate, the vast majority of them being SMEs (71%), followed by universities and research institutes (21%), large companies (5%) and other entities (2%).

These are the results of the latest evaluation round for applications (cut-off 7) to the Eurostars-2 programme supporting international innovation projects led by research and development (R&D) performing SMEs.

Top tech area life sciences, top cities Berlin, Seoul and Stockholm

A total of 47 successful projects will create innovative products, services or processes in life sciences.  This is the highest share for a tech area, followed by industrial projects (33), ICT (30), environment (6) and energy (3).

The top three countries involved in a Eurostars collaboration are Germany, with 59 participants, the Netherlands (47) and Switzerland (42)). Top three cities are Berlin (12 participants), Seoul (8) and Stockholm (7).

Since 2014, Eurostars-2 has supported a total of 689 projects worth around € 1.2 billion.

Full, detailed data per country and cut-off

* Eurostars adopts a decentralised funding methodology. All funding to participants in approved projects is managed by the Eurostars countries according to national funding rules and procedures. The eligible costs may vary between  Eurostars countries. The funding estimate is based on an average funding rates observed per country and per type of participants.