EUREKA aims to enhance European competitiveness through its support to businesses, research centres and universities who carry out pan-European projects to develop innovative products, processes and services. EUREKA currently counts 41 full members and the European Union.

Programme Description

The primary goal of EUREKA is to raise the productivity and competitiveness of European industry and national economies through its ‘bottom-up’ approach to technological innovation.

Through EUREKA’s bottom-up approach the EUREKA project consortium decides on the way a project comes together and the end result. The EUREKA project consortium is consisted of participants from at least two EUREKA member states. Participating countries evaluate and support the project for endorsement. Financing for EUREKA projects comes from National public sources (national research and innovation funds) or from investments by industry in R&D.
Cyprus has been a member of the EUREKA Organization since June 2002. The management of the EUREKA activities for Cyprus has been assigned to the Research Promotion Foundation by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus. Since 2002 the Research Promotion Foundation established the «EUREKA Cyprus» Programme which offers funding opportunities to Cypriot companies and research organizations wishing to participate in EUREKA projects. A project has to be endorsed by the EUREKA Organization in order to receive funding.
The internationally recognised EUREKA label adds value to a project and gives participants a competitive edge in their dealings with financial, technical and commercial partners. Therefore, it is possible to submit project proposals that do not seek for funding from RPF.

The EUROSTARS Programme is an action of the EUREKA-CYPRUS Programme.

Total Budget

It will be available at a later stage

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

It will be available at a later stage.

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.B. 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22205000
Fax: +357 22205001

EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • ΕUROSTARS Cyprus Call


    Code: 13637 | Identifier Code: EUROSTARS-3 / 0921 | Programme name: EUREKA CYPRUS | Sub-program: EUROSTARS CYPRUS | Start submission calls: 16/09/2021 | End submission calls: 04/11/2021

    The EUROSTARS Cyprus Programme is the national funding scheme for Cypriot organisations wishing to participate in transnational projects of the EUROSTARS joint Programme. The present call covers the participation of local organisations in the first Cut-off-Date of the EUROSTARS-3 Programme and aims to support innovative enterprises for the development of new products, processes and services, through transnational projects and to commercially exploit the new knowledge.