GlobalStars: the new subsidy kid on the block

EUREKA has launched a new funding program called GlobalStars. With this they want to stimulate trans-border projects that develop new innovative technologies. Currently there are two calls for global cooperative R&D-projects between companies of The Netherlands (a.o.) and companies located in Brazil or India.

The EUREKA program focusses on market oriented research and development (R&D) projects in Europe. Twice a year there is an open call for project in which at least two European SME’s are working together on a project. This program is called Eurostars. Now they’re going global with GlobalStars, stimulating innovative projects with organisations from specific countries. Not all European countries provide funding however. The criteria is that a project is being executed by at least one company in the listed European country and at least one organisation in either Brazil or India. Below you’ll find an overview of the specifics per call.


The Brazilian call is open for technologies in all fields of expertise, but preferably High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM), Bio-economy and Health.

Funding countries: The Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, France, Austria, Spain and Switzerland.

Funding for Dutch companies: up to € 350.000

Funding percentage of eligible costs: 35-45%

Funding for Brazilian organisations: minimum € 100.000, maximum € 1.000.000

Funding percentage of eligible costs: 80% (Small companies) – 60% (Medium-sized) – 40% (Large companies)

Deadline: October 31st, 17:00 CET.

More info: check this factsheet by the Dutch RVO.


The Indian call is focussing on projects improving One Health: Affordable, innovative solutions for prevention and control, point of care diagnostics and treatment of infectious and chronic diseases, to improve prevention, treatment outcomes and efficient utilization of health resources.

Funding countries: The Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders), the United Kingdom and Spain.

Funding for Dutch companies: up to € 350.000

Funding percentage of eligible costs: 35-45%

Funding for Indian organizations: currently unknown, update will follow soon

Funding percentage of eligible costs: currently unknown

Deadline: October 1st, 17:00 CET.

More info: check this factsheet by the Dutch RVO.

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