EUREKA Clusters

By mmuise

EUREKA Cluster projects are public/private in nature and involve many participants who work together on market-driven industrial R&D. EUREKA Clusters have a prominent and active role to play in bringing innovation to the market.
Eureka Clusters are thematic funding programmes driven by communities of large companies, SMEs, universities, research institutes and end users. Access national funding and work alongside major industry players on close-to-market projects that meet their innnovation objectives.

Comments on Funding:

The average project cost is 6.75M€ ( million euros).

Deadline: Rolling deadline

Applicants must be:

  • SMEs and large companies,
  • not-for-profit organizations,
  • universities, research institutes,
  • incubators, and
  • technology transfer organizations,
  • be located in a member or associated member EUREKA country.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. select a Cluster and participate in one Cluster Information Day session,

2. develop a project idea and submit a brief description of their proposal to IRAP who will liaise with Canada’s EUREKA National Office.

Documentation Needed:

Applicanst must submit a brief description of their proposal to IRAP. No other documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

1. The Cluster programmes have regular calls for projects announced on their call for projects page ( ) and the individual Clusters websites (there are five (5) clusters funded: CELTIC-NEXT for next-generation communications, EUROGIA2030 for sustainable energy solutions, ITEA 4 for software innovation, SMART for advanced manufacturing) and Xecs for electronics components and systems and applications.

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