The first call of the Eurostars-3, which funds international cooperation projects led by innovative SMEs, has been launched!

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The first call of the Eurostars-3 has been launched. Within this call, joint international R&D projects aimed at developing market-oriented innovative products, processes and services will be funded with the participation of at least one Turkish and one foreign organization from any Eurostars member country. Unilateral project applications are not accepted. An innovative SME is expected to take part in the project consortiums as the coordinator.

Eurostars-3 is a partnership created under the Horizon Europe/ European Innovation Ecosystems Program as the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs (INNOVSMEs) with the cooperation of the Eureka Secretariat and 37 member countries. Within the scope of the program to be carried out between 2021-2027, it is aimed to support innovative SMEs to increase their R&D, innovation capacity and productivity, and to help them reach into global value chains and new markets.

In Eurostars-3 calls, bottom-up, international R&D projects with a civilian purpose, are funded led by innovative SMEs, regardless of any technology field or sector.

Please visit Eurostars website here for details, guidelines and submission.

Stock corporations and researchers based in Turkey can submit joint  proposals to Eurostars-3 2021 call. Higher education institutions, public research centers and institutes, training and research hospitals, research infrastructures within the scope of Law No. 6550 can participate jointly under the leadership of stock corporations. Eligible national consortiums will be funded according tor he rules of the national funding programme coded “1709-EUREKA-EUROSTARS 2021” and "Eurostars-3 Program National Call Announcement".

Before the national application, the call text should be carefully examined, if the application rules are not followed properly, the application may be returned without being evaluated. Please click for the national call text and rules.

A simultaneous pre-registration and  national pre-submission must be done to TÜBİTAK on the specified dates via TÜBİTAK PRODIS. In addition, after the international evaluation process, the accepted Turkish teams have to make a national application to TÜBİTAK. Please click here for national pre-registration and pre-submission.

· The deadline for the call is 4 November 2021, at 14.00 (UTC+2)

· The deadline for national pre-registration 10 November 2021, at 17.00 (UTC+3)

· The deadline for national pre-submission 16 November 2021, at 17.00 (UTC+3)


For questions on Eurostars:


Eurostars National Project Coordinator

International Cooperation Department

Tel: +90 312 298 14 16

For questions on Turkish National Funding Programme:


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