Eureka Open Call for Network Projects

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Eureka's call for Network projects is open for applications all year round. For your international collaborative R&D projects, you can access national funding using Eureka's simple flexible programme.

Eureka Network projects eligibility criteria

Eureka Network projects programme has limited eligibility criteria for joining a consortium. You can participate in an R&D project even if you are not eligible to receive any funding.

Here's how:

  • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.
  • The project must be directed at researching or developing a product, process or service.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • Your consortium must include at least two independent legal entities from at least two Eureka countries.
  • No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.

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How to apply

  1. Contact your national funding body using the form at the end of this page.  Discuss your project idea, financial viability, eligibility and national procedures.
  2. Create an account on Eureka's application portal (one per consortium). Select the funding opportunity you want to apply to.
  3. Using the portal, complete one application form per consortium (in English). Invite other consortium partners to fill in a partner form.
  4. Upload a GANTT chart (one per consortium), a signed and completed co-signature form (which you can download from the platform) and any additional required annexes.
  5. Your application will be checked for completeness and eligibility before being reviewed using a standard evaluation procedure. If successful, your project will receive a Eureka label.
  6. Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by your national project coordinator and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.
  7. The final step is to complete and sign a consortium agreement (CA).
  8. Eureka recommends that you seek legal advice when drafting your CA.

Eureka evaluation criteria

Eureka projects are based on several criteria.


  • Does your project proposal address the market properly (i.e. size, access and risks)?
  • Is the value creation properly addressed (i.e. employment opportunities and environmental and societal benefits)?
  • What are the competitive advantages of your project (i.e. strategic importance, enhanced capabilities and visibility)?
  • Are your commercialisation plans clear and realistic (i.e. return on investment, geographical and sectoral impact)


  • What is the degree of innovation? (i.e. is the proposed product, process or service state-of-the-art? Is there sufficient technological maturity and risk)?
  • How is new knowledge going to be used?
  • Is your project scientifically and technically challenging for consortium partners?
  • Does your project address the technical achievability and risk properly?

Quality and efficiency of implementation

  • What is the quality of your consortium (i.e. balance of the partnership and technological, managerial and financial capabilities of each partner)?
  • Is there added value through international cooperation?
  • Is your project management and planning realistic and clearly defined (i.e. methodology, planning approach, milestones and deliverables)?
  • Is your cost structure reasonable (i.e. costs and financial commitment for each consortium partner)?

Overall perception

Experts will list three positive and negative points to your application. Best scored applications get recommended for public investment.

Your national funding body may carry out a further evaluation (performed by the NPC and technical experts) according to national rules before allocating funds to successful applicants.


Eureka offers some of the most beneficial programmes in the field of Innovation & Research in Europe. Western Balkan economies can greatly benefit from Eureka's opportunities.

Eureka tailors programmes to best support international industry-led R&D. Eureka offers several programmes.

International partners can benefit from Network projects and Globalstars. Clusters encourage mixed consortia with large companies, while Eurostars allow SMEs to aim higher.

To learn more about the types of projects supported by Eureka search their Project Database.

For additional information on the application consult Eureka's User Guidelines or write directly to the helpdesk at