EUREKA Instruments [Network projects, Eurostars, Clusters]

EUREKA supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services across all technological sectors through collaborative Industrial Research or Experimental Development projects up to 36 months in duration involving partners from Malta and other EUREKA countries.  Further details are in EUREKA brief.

Participation in Network projectsEurostars and Clusters amongst other EUREKA instruments raises participants’ international profiles through EUREKA label award, facilitates growth and access to finance for companies involved, offers high degree of flexibility and bottom-up approach to project generation with greater chance of project proposal success.

Malta participants in collaborative projects endorsed by EUREKA Network are supported through  Research and Development 2014-2020 incentive.

EUREKA instruments have different requirements, evaluation parameters and processes applicable. 

National review of Malta participant involvement is carried out along with the evaluation processes at EUREKA level.

Contact National Project Coordinator on 22477624 or [email protected] for further assistance.

Network Projects

At least 1 independent participant from another EUREKA country is required to join Malta participant to form the Network project.

The first stage involves submission of an R&D Pre-proposal Form to r&[email protected] to verify the suitability of the project idea.

Malta accepts Network Projects applications on ongoing basis unless they form part of the multilateral call with a specified deadline.

Joint Network Project form to be filled in with the international partner/s is to be submitted to EUREKA network by the lead partner of the project via its National Project Coordinator.  

Multilateral call on Advanced Materials cut off date: 30/06/2020 at 18.00 hrs. 

Multilateral call on Healthy Ageing cut off date: 05/08/2020 at 17.00 hrs.


The lead partner in Eurostars collaborative project should be an R&D-performing SME, which dedicates at least 10% of its turnover or full-time equivalent (FTE) to research activities. Other criteria apply as per Eurostars Eligibility Guidelines.

Eurostars has two calls a year. The next cut off date: 3/09/2020 at 20:00hrs.  

Register for Eurostars webinar for applicants on 7 July at 11.00hrs. CET  

The process starts with the joint Eurostars application to be filled in with the international partner/s via Eurostars web portal. 


Register for ITEA Project Outline Preparation Days to be held online from 7 to 11 September 2020 in preparation to ITEA 3 Call 7 that will open 7 September 2020. ITEA is a EUREKA Cluster in the domain of software innovation.

These are industry led initiatives with a typical cluster project having numerous and diverse participants from 3-4 countries to develop technologies of key importance for European competitiveness. 

Clusters use dedicated websites, issue specific calls and organise information days to facilitate project preparation.

Applications with the international partners are to be submitted as per selected cluster requirements. 

Eureka Clusters AI Call cut off date: 15/06/2020. 

Malta participants in EUREKA projects will also be guided re submission of EUREKA instruments National Application via Malta Enterprise client portal, which focuses on their activities within the envisaged joint endeavor. 



Incentive Notes: 

Contact the EUREKA National Project Coordinator (NPC) for more information about this measure:

Ms Oxana Mercieca
Tel: +356 2247 7624
Email: [email protected] 

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