EUREKA Instruments [Network projects, Eurostars, Clusters]

Eurostars programme webinar

Join our Eurostars programme webinar to learn what has changed in the new Eurostars programme get advice on how to increase your chances of success learn more about the new project submission platform

Register for Eurostars webinar 29 September 2021 11.00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST


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 projects, Eurostars 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 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 via EUREKA application portal.  


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

Malta-based partners applying as part of a Eurostars project, are required to submit the following documentation to Malta Enterprise, concurrently with their proposal submission to Eurostars.

  • Financial Summary, using the template provided below. The document is to be signed by a Certified Public Accountant
    Financial Summary 
  • Undertaking in Difficulty declaration (template provided below), signed by a Certified Public Accountant.
    Undertaking in Difficulty 
  • Business Plan - required if the Malta-based partner has been established for less than 3 years or if at application stage is employing less than 5 FTEs.

The above documents are to be submitted to r&[email protected].


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. 

Malta participants in EUREKA projects will also be guided re submission of R&D2020 National Application via Malta Enterprise client portal, which focuses on their activities within the envisaged joint endeavour. 


R&D pre-proposal form, R&D 2020 application form and annexes are available for reference only via Research and Development 2020 

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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