Eurostars supports research-performing SMEs and individual scientist to develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain a competitive advantage. Eurostars provides funding for transnational innovation projects for rapid commercialisation.
The applications are scrutinised by a panel of international research and business experts. This ensures that only the best ideas and strongest partnerships get the support needed. Eurostars helps businesses grow their teams, discover new expertise – and attract private investors.
The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies.
The Innovation Fund focuses on:
- Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones
- Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)
- Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- Innovative renewable energy generation
- Energy storage
The Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe – the next EU Framework Progamme – is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020 for the next programme period 2021-2027.