Any UK registered 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.
Your total eligible project costs must be between £100,000 and £1 million. This includes costs from all partners, from the UK and all other participating members. The total grant available to the UK applicants on the project is up to £350,000.
Your project can last up to 3 years and must start by 1 February 2021.
The start date may move to fit the national funding procedures of the regions involved in the selected projects.
Your project must be collaborative.
UK lead applicant
To lead a project as a UK registered organisation you must:
- be a business, of any size
- collaborate with at least one eligible partner from one of the participating regions of the EUREKA call for proposals for joint R&D projects on advanced materials listed below, which must be a separate non-linked legal entity to the UK partners
- follow the full process correctly
We strongly welcome partnerships with companies from South Korea.
You can also collaborate with other UK registered businesses of any size and UK registered 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.
Eligible partner regions
Your project must include at least one organisation from one of the participating regions of the EUREKA call on advanced materials. These regions are:
- Belgium: Flanders
- Belgium: Wallonia
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
(Text edit 27 March 2020: we have removed Croatia from the list of eligible countries as it is no longer taking part in this competition.)
The organisations from these regions must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective funding bodies. These will be provided in the call for proposals document on the EUREKA web page which will be published when this competition opens.
Each partner must carry out the majority of its funded work within the country from which it receives funding, for example the UK for Innovate UK funding.
Projects must have a balanced contribution of the total eligible project costs among the partners from the participating regions. No more than 70% can be claimed by a single partner or by all partners from a single participating region collectively.
UK registered organisations can also collaborate on applications led by organisations from one of the participating non-UK EUREKA member countries. UK registered partners can still claim funding from Innovate UK and must apply for this competition themselves. However, these collaborations must include at least one UK registered business of any size.
Your project can include subcontractors but they must not account for more than 20% of the total eligible costs within the UK participation .
Partners not claiming funding
A non-grant claiming UK partner cannot lead on a project.
Your collaboration can include organisations from regions that are not part of the EUREKA call for proposals for joint R&D projects on advanced materials, 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 funding from
Any one UK registered business can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications.
If a UK registered business is not leading an application, they can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
A UK registered 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’.