Innovate UK Funding



Innovate UK can help you access EU funding through the Eurostars programme. 

You can use this funding for research or to develop an innovative product, process or service. You can find partners from other European countries to work with on your project. 

You can get up to €300,000 to cover 50% of your project costs. You will need to fund the remaining costs yourself.


To qualify for a Eurostars award you must:

  • be a small or medium-sized UK business
  • work in a high-tech industry
  • want to work with other businesses in Europe

If you are a larger company or a research organisation you can still be part of the project but you must fund your own costs.

How to apply

Each Eurostars funding competition has a different theme. Competitions run every 6 months. You can apply online at any time. Your proposal must involve partners in at least 2 other EU countries.

You can get more information and advice from the network of National Contact Points.

Read about how other businesses have benefited from Eurostars funding.

Apply online for Eurostars funding