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What is EUREKA?

EUREKA is the largest global network of R&D&I funding involving ministries and innovation agencies from over 45 countries and the European Commission. The network members coordinate their public funding to support their businesses to prosper and thrive through collaborative transnational research and innovation projects.

Open call

Participation is extended to Luxembourg companies who can form a consortium with at least one other (for profit) independent company from another of the participating countries and who match the eligibility criteria outlined below. Eligible companies need to submit applied research and innovation project proposals in the field of advanced materials in the following business fields:

  • Semiconductors and Display
  • Secondary Batteries and Sensor Technology, including
    • Energy Storage
  • Carbon Industry and Chemistry, including
    • Lightweight Materials, Composites and Recycle of Plastics
    • Nano Materials and Plastic materials
  • Machinery, Robots, and Metal Industry


Deadline for Eureka application: 30th June 2020 (CET 18:00)

Communication of evaluation results: 23th October 2020

Participating Funding Agencies and Countries

KIAT (South Korea), FFG (Austria), VLAIO (Flanders), SPW Research (Wallonia), NRC IRAP (Canada), MEYS (Czech Republic), IFD (Denmark), BMBF (Germany), NRDI Office (Hungary), Ministry of Economy (Luxembourg), Malta Enterprise (Malta), CDTI (Spain), Innovate UK (The United Kingdom), Tubitak (Turkey).

Eligibility criteria

  • The consortium should include at least two (for profit) independent companies from two of the participating countries. The participation of research institutes/universities is welcome according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in the development of a new product, industrial process or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
  • A signed CA must be sent to the relevant national funding agencies no later than 3 months after the results of the evaluation have been communicated. The project start date can in any event not be prior to the approval of the signed CA. The consortium agreement should at least include the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements.
  • The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
  • Any partner whose collaborative industrial research and innovation project is consistent with the aforementioned criteria can apply to the present call in accordance with their own laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds basis, and subject to budgetary availability.
  • Each participating funding body may apply additional eligibility criteria based on their national regulations. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their funding body (for detailed information see per funding agency) to discuss their project idea and check the eligibility of the project.
  • Partners from other Eureka countries or countries outside of Eureka can also participate, but funding must be secured within the deadlines for the call.


More information on the call and project submission here.

How can we help?

Luxinnovation promotes the initiative and provides tailor-made advice to all Luxembourg-based companies wishing to carry out a EUREKA project. Discover more.

If you have a concrete project idea or have identified a project partner, please get in touch with us four weeks before the deadline.  Please contact for more information and assistance with your application.  We would love to help you get started.


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