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 costs per project are expected to be between £100,000 and £1 million. The total grant available to the UK applicants is up to £350,000 per project.
Your project can last up to 3 years and is expected to start in March 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 at least 10 days before the competition closes. We will decide whether to approve your request.
UK lead applicant
To lead a project as a UK based organisation you must:
- be a UK business, of any size
- involve at least one UK based SME, unless the lead themselves is an SME
- the UK SME in your consortium must incur at least half of the UK total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one UK SME, this minimum is shared between them
- collaborate with a lead organisation in Singapore
- follow the full process correctly
Organisations from other EUREKA countries must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective countries. These will be provided in the competitions page on the EUREKA website, which will be published when this competition opens.
The consortium must include at least 2 businesses that are independent from each other:
- One business from Singapore.
- One business from one of the EUREKA member countries taking part in the project. As a minimum this would be the UK lead.
In addition to the UK lead, the collaboration can also include 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.
The UK research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the UK total eligible project costs. If your consortium has more than one UK research organisation, this maximum is shared between them.
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.
The businesses in a consortium must be separate legal and non-linked entities. This is to ensure that projects encourage genuine international collaboration, not internal company research. Linked companies are considered a single entity under the parent company. They can specify which country they want to request funding from. Each company will receive funding from its respective national funding body.
Your project can include subcontractors but they must not account for more than 20% of the UK total eligible costs.
Any one UK business can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 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’.