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Eurostars-2 cut-off 8 funding results: 102 projects worth € 157 M approved

Eurostars-2 participating countries and the European Commission will invest an estimated total of € 73.2 M* in the co-funded (public and private) transnational innovation projects involving 25 different countries. With 414 applications received, the overall success rate for projects in this evaluation round was 25%. 

As a result of the evaluation, a total of 364 entities will participate, the clear majority of them being SMEs (74%), followed by universities and research institutes (20%) and large companies and other entities (6%).

These are the results of the latest evaluation round for applications (cut-off 8) to the Eurostars-2 programme supporting international innovation projects led by research and development (R&D) performing SMEs.

Top tech areas, top countries, top projects

A total of 37 successful projects will create innovative products, services or processes in biotech.  This is the highest share for a tech area, followed by industrial projects (22), ICT (20), energy (13) and environment (10).

The top three countries involved in a Eurostars collaboration are Germany, with 31 participants, the Netherlands (27) and Switzerland (27).

The three highest ranked projects are E! 12076 Ra-Sure, gathering a Dutch-German consortium that will develop a fully automated Raman spectroscopic device to help surgeons achieve complete tumour removal in oral cavity cancer surgeries, E! 11932 pURIcat, developing a long-term urinary catheter for anti-infective application with sensor by Danish and Spanish partners, and E! 12128 BRICS, where a Swiss-German-British consortium will develop a novel broadly tuneable light source targetted at the gas analysers market.

Since 2014, Eurostars-2 has supported a total of 791 projects worth around € 1.4 billion.

* 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.