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Call 30.11.2020

EUREKA GlobalStars joint funding call with India

Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2020

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Pekka Rantala

EUREKA Project Officer
Tel. +358 50 396 2922
pekka.rantala (at)


Tom Warras

National EUREKA Project Coordinator
Tel. +358 50 5577 839
tom.warras (at)


Puneet Thakur

Head of Invest In and Innovation Collaboration, New Delhi
puneet.thakur (at)

Call has ended!

Would you be interested in partnering with Indian innovators to develop key enabling technologies for healthcare, agriculture and water and for preventing and tracking the spread of COVID-19?

EUREKA is a pan-European R&D funding network, through which Business Finland and its colleagues in other countries promote innovative business partnerships. GlobalStars is EUREKA's brand for joint funding calls with countries outside of Europe. The countries involved in the GlobalStars India call are India, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), France, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. All project consortia must include at least one Indian partner and one or more partners from the other participating countries.

Project consortia may apply for funding within the scope of this Globalstars call until 30.11.2020. Each of the partners involved in a consortium should fill in their own section of the EUREKA Project Form, which should then be submitted by the leader of the consortium. The whole application is evaluated in a panel with members from the funding organisations from the participating countries. The common international evaluation criteria are based on the technology, business potential and competitive advantage exhibited in the application. The national criteria for funding of Finnish participants follow the criteria for Business Finland research and development funding.

The main steps of the application process are

1. Get to know the basic information of the call

Please, see the presentation material and video from a GlobalStars India call webinar on 14th October 2020.

2. Get to know the more detailed information (timeline, goals, process and all national guidelines). The deadline for the shared Eureka application is 30.11.2020. After the international evaluation, the Finnish applicants need to apply for funding through Business Finland's application portal, based on a separate request (estimated timing January 2021)

3. Participate in building an international project consortium. You may take advantage of the networking service of this call. The Finnish participation may comprise minimum one (for profit) company, but also broader consortia are welcome. If universities or research organisations participate in the consortium, Business Finland's criteria for Co-Innovation Projects apply.

Support and additional information on international partner search services and b2match service:

Markku Pekonen
Tel. +358 44 3733 668
markku.pekonen (at)

4. The coordinator of the consortium compiles the application; each of the partners involved fills in their own section. Please note, that the dynamic pdf form requires either Internet Explorer or Adobe Acrobat / Acrobat Reader software when using Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browser.

5. Please ask support from the national contact persons before sending the application.

6. More information on Eureka