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Eurostars - Call for innovative R&D-performing SMEs projects

From: National Research Council Canada

Important notice

In view of the difficulties Canadian small and medium‑sized enterprises (SME) are facing during this uncertain time, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program's (NRC IRAP) International team is committed to continuing to provide international business advisory services and funding support to innovative Canadian SMEs through its regular processes.

Given the ongoing global COVID‑19 situation, NRC IRAP International will continue coordinating closely with its national and international partners, and other government departments, and reserves the right to modify, postpone, or cancel planned or anticipated international activities where required.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we all do our best to navigate these unprecedented challenges together.

Please direct any questions or concerns to

Should you be interested in learning more about how the NRC is helping to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our webpage on the NRC COVID-19 response.

Eurostars is a joint program co‑funded by national and regional funding bodies from 36 countries and the European Union. By participating, organizations can access public funding for international collaborative R&D projects.

Sectors: All industry sectors, all civilian markets.

Open to:

Next deadline: February 4, 2021 at 20:00 Central European Time


In Canada, Eurostars is delivered through the National Research Council. In order to be ready to submit a project proposal before the February 4, 2021 deadline, you must reach out to Canada's Eurostars National Project Coordinator, Eric Holdrinet. SMEs should also inform their NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor.

Financial support:

Financial support may be provided to selected SMEs in Canada which are eligible for NRC IRAP assistance. Support for project partners varies according to funding eligibility in their respective countries.

More information:

Consult the Eurostars call for projects page. An information webinar will be offered for interested Canadian participants on January 13, 2021 at 12:00 EST, see registration link.