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1 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The Eurostars Programme The EU-EUREKA joint funding programme for R&D-performing SMEs

2 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 2 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 > EUREKA is a public network supporting R&D-performing businesses > Established in 1985 by French President Mitterrand and German Chancellor Kohl An intergovernmental network of 39 members: EU-27, European Community and 11 other countries EUREKA projects are financed through national public and private funding Market-oriented: Projects must result in a marketable product, process or service Bottom-up: The consortium decides on the project objectives; there are no thematic restrictions Since 1985, more than 26 billion euro of public-private investment has been mobilised to support over 3,000 EUREKA projects What is EUREKA ?

3 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 3 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 EUREKA member countries Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia European Union Finland France Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

4 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 4 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 EUREKA supports THREE types of projects Clusters Long-term and strategically-significant. Clusters involve a large number of participants, many from Europes largest companies. Develop generic technologies of key importance to European competitiveness. Individual Projects (eg. E!1782; E!1344) Small, shorter-term projects, involving participants from at least two member countries. Result in a product, process or service with a significant advance in their sector. Some of these projects are grouped together in a thematic network, known as an Umbrella. Eurostars Projects Small, short-term projects, involving participants from at least two member countries. The consortium leader is a research-performing SME. Programmed jointly with the European Community (through the Framework Programme). What comprises EUREKA ?

5 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 5 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Participants in currently-running Individual Projects (700 projects, 2600 participants) July 2008 Who participates in EUREKA projects ?

6 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 6 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Currently-running individual projects (based on number of projects) July 2008 What technologies are involved?

7 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 7 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 For more information >

8 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 About Eurostars…

9 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 9 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 > The Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to R&D performing SMEs. A joint programme (from ), combining: >National R&D programmes from 31 participating countries (300+ million euro already committed) >Seventh Framework Programme (+/-100 million euro committed) >EUREKA Secretariat (20+ years of experience in coordination of national R&D programmes) First deadline for applications: 8 February 2008 Next deadline for applications: 21 November 2008 The Eurostars Programme

10 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 10 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Adoption by the European Parliament 10 April 2008 Adoption by the Council of Ministers 23 June 2008 Eurostars exploits Article 169 of the EU Treaty, requiring co- decision by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers Adoption by the European Union

11 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 11 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom status June 2008 Eurostars participating countries

12 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 12 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Consortium leader is an R&D-performing SME* At least 2 participants from Eurostars countries Project duration is no more than than 36 months Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion The research-performing SMEs undertake minimum 50% of total R&D cost Well-balanced partnership, with no single country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs No restriction on thematic area and project managed from the bottom up * EU SME definition and 10% FTE or turnover dedicated to R&D Eurostars Projects : Eligibility

13 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The Eurostars process…

14 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 14 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Next cut-off date 21 November :00(CET) Central evaluation process

15 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 15 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Support and assistance from EUREKA

16 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 16 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Signing up as a Eurostars applicant

17 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 17 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 A confirmation of the participation to the project is asked by sending the document signed by fax or mail to the Eureka Secretariat address within 7 days following the sending date and maximum 7 days after the cut off date. The Eurostars application procedure

18 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 18 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The eligibility check Consortium Leader is an R&D-performing SME* At least 2 participants that are Eurostars members Project duration is less than 3 years Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project completion The R&D performing SMEs are undertaking at least 50% of total R&D cost Well balanced partnership (no country responsible for more than 75% of the project costs) No restriction on thematic area (bottom up) * 10% FTE engaged in R&D or 10% turnover dedicated to R&D

19 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 19 © EUREKA Secretariat Technical assessment by two independent experts 2.Evaluation and ranking by members of the Independent Evaluation Panel (IEP): >Basic Assessment (maximum 100 points) >Well balanced partnership; Added value through cooperation >Technological and managerial capacity of all participants >Methodology; Cost and financing structure >Technology and Innovation (maximum 100 points) >Degree of Technological maturity >Technological achievements envisaged >Degree of Innovation >Market and Competitiveness (maximum 100 points) >Market size, access and risk >Time to Market >Return on Investment A two-step evaluation process

20 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 20 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The selection of technical experts

21 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 21 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The assessment of applications

22 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 22 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 The NPC cover note

23 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 23 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Independent Evaluation Panel : 6 members + 1 chairman Evaluation by the IEP

24 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 24 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Ranking of applications by the IEP

25 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 25 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Eurostars HLG endorsement of IEP Report

26 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 26 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Once the ranking list has been endorsed by the Eurostars High Level Group: >Applicants whose projects are scored above the threshold (200 points) are informed of their position in the ranking list and must contact their NPC to progress. >Applicants whose projects scores below the threshold are informed. Communication of results

27 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 27 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Funding of applications Applicants must make immediate contact with their NPC to move forward RankingProjectATBECYDE …… 58E!4567VV 59E!4289VV 60E!4978XV 61E!4157VV …… >The funding of partners is based on national funding rules >The funding of projects is following the ranking list until national budget is exhausted >For the project to be a valid Eurostars one, all partners must be funded

28 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 28 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 >Predictable procedures (effective EUREKA network support and transparency) >Short lead-time (3 months from cut-off date to funding decision) >Funding is assured (national commitment) Eurostars is effective because…

29 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Results after the first Eurostars cut-off

30 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 30 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Applications received and validated215 Applications eligible189 Applications above threshold133 Projects financed84 Total project cost125 million euro Average project cost1.5 million euro Total number of participants250 Average number of participants per project3 Average number of participating countries per project2.4 Average duration in months29.5 Key facts

31 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 31 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Who participates in these projects ?

32 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 32 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Which countries participate in these projects ?

33 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 33 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 What technologies are involved (based on cost)?

34 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 34 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 What markets are addressed?

35 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 35 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 For more information >

36 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 36 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 Guidelines for applicants > Download PDF at

37 The Eurostars Programme is powered by EUREKA and the European Community > 37 © EUREKA Secretariat 2008 EUREKA Secretariat Thank you for listening


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