Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at the time we confirm you will be awarded funding. If you are unsure please take legal advice. For further information see our general guidance.
Total eligible project costs per project are expected to be between EUR 750,000 and 2 million. This includes costs from all partners, from the UK and all other countries.
Your project can last up to 3 years and is expected to start between January 2020 and June 2020. The start date is dependent on the national funding procedures of the countries involved in the selected projects.
Projects must be collaborative.
If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 July 2019. We will decide whether to approve your request.
UK lead applicant
To lead a project as a UK based organisation you must:
The organisations from EUREKA Network in Photonics countries must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective countries. These will be provided in the call for proposals document on the EUREKA web page which will be published when this competition opens.
You can also collaborate with other UK based businesses of any size and UK based research organisations.
Research organisations cannot lead or work alone. They must be able to show how they will exploit the results of the project to grow the wider sector in the UK.
Each partner must carry out the majority of their funded work within the country from which they receive funding, for example the UK for Innovate UK funding.
Projects are expected to have a balanced contribution of the total eligible project costs among the partners from the participating countries. No more than 75% can be claimed by any single partner or by all partners from a single participating country collectively.
If the lead organisation is from one of the EUREKA Network in Photonics countries, UK based partners can still claim funding from Innovate UK. However, these collaborations must include at least one UK based SME.
Your project can include subcontractors but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK participation total eligible costs.
Partners not claiming funding
A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a project.
Your collaboration can include organisations from countries that are not part of the EUREKA Network in Photonics, including other EUREKA members, provided:
- they have secured full funding elsewhere
- you describe in your application why and how they will be involved and where they have secured financing from
Any one UK business can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications.
If a UK business is not leading an application, they can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
A UK research organisation can be a collaborator in any number of applications.
The terminology differs between EUREKA and Innovate UK. The lead applicant is responsible for the entire project but EUREKA uses the term ‘main participant’. For partners in the collaboration it uses ‘other participants’.