Measures for cooperation between science and business

 

Focus  

EUREKA Network projects is a funding programme for international R&D projects. 

The Network projects programme eases collaboration between organisations in Eureka countries offering the freedom to design project proposal and build a consortium. With limited eligibility criteria and minimal paperwork, taking part accelerates access to public funding. 

This programme intends to finance the implementation of market-oriented science and business R&D projects in line with the international collaborative research and development network of the Member States of the EUREKA program. 

This instrument aims to increase the level of internationalization in scientific activities - promoting internationalization in R&D activities (implementation of market-oriented science-business R&D projects through the intergovernmental EUREKA network). 

Funded activities 

R&D, starting from the product model development to the prototype evaluated by customers. 

Applicant 

Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania 

Partners 

 

  • Lithuanian SME 
  • International partner from EUREKA network 

Duration 

Up to 36 months 

Funding  

Up to 300.000 EUR 

Other relevant information 

EUREKA network website

More information in Lithuanian

Contact person 

Inga Masilionytė Larionova 

Adviser 

+370 664 22923 

[email protected] 

Focus  

EUROSTARS is a EUREKA network programme and is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation.  

EUROSTARS is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe. 

This instrument supports innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their partners (companies, universities, or research centers) by promoting their international collaboration in financing research and experimental development projects. The aim of these projects is to create a new product, process, or service that can be commercialized in European and global markets. 

The project consortium is led by an innovative SME from one of the 37 countries of the EUROSTARS network. The project consortium is composed of entities from at least two participating countries with at least one organisation from the EU or Horizon Europe Associated Country

Funded activities 

R&D, starting from technology concept formulation to the prototype evaluated by customers. 

If there is no Lithuanian company involved, universities and research organisations will not be eligible for public funding and can only participate in a Eurostars project on the basis of self-funding. 

Applicant

Lithuanian SME 

Partners 

 

  • SME and large companies 
  • Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania  
  • University Hospitals 

Duration 

Up to 36 months 

Funding 

Up to 300,000 Eur 

Other relevant information 

EUROSTARS programme website 

More information

Contact person 

dr. Justina Rukšnaitė 

Adviser 

+370 675 40337 

[email protected]

Focus  

The aim of this measure is to promote the knowledge transfer from the universities to spin off companies established by students, researchers, and scientists and to facilitate the introduction of the new products to the market.  

Funded activities 

Experimental development, ranging from the prototype verification level to pilot production level. 

Applicant 

  • Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania 
  • Spin off companies 

Partners 

  • Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania, when Applicant is a spin off company 
  • Spin off companies, when Applicant is a Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania 

Duration 

Up to 24 months 

Funding 

Up to 150.000 EUR 

Other relevant information 

More information in Lithuanian

Contact person 

Aistė Mančiakaitytė  

Programme Coordinator 

+370 646 97104 

[email protected] 

Focus  

The measure aims to foster cooperation between science and business sectors by implementing joint projects based on sustainable partnership. 

This funding tool facilitates the development of prototypes for new market products or services based on R&D results obtained by Lithuanian Research and Studies Institutions. 

The instrument fosters the involvement of PhD students and young scientists whose research topics are related to the topics of the products developed in the projects. 

Additionally, private sector investments in R&D activities are encouraged within these projects.  

Projects are encouraged to align their expected outcomes with the higher stages of the R&D activities. 

Funded activities 

R&D starting from the proving the feasibility of the concept and  

ending the project at least on the creation of a prototype (pilot version). 

Applicant 

Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania 

Partners 

SME (mandatory) 

Project duration 

Up to 16 months 

Funding 

Up to 150.000 EUR 

Other relevant information 

More information

Contact person 

dr. Audrius Žvikas 

Programme Coordinator 

+370 679 56443 

[email protected] 

Focus  

This tool is designed to enhance the engagement of Lithuanian Research and Studies Institutions and associated business structures in international networks, fostering initiatives aligned with the Horizon Europe programme. 

Funded activities 

Participation and engagement in international networks. 

Applicant 

  • Higher Education and Research Institutions in Lithuania 
  • Associated business structures (including cluster coordinators) 

Partners 

 

 

Duration 

Till 01/03/2026 

Project financing  

From 3000 to 80.000 EUR 

Other relevant information 

More information

Contact person 

dr. Audrius Žvikas 

Programme Coordinator 

+370 679 56443 

[email protected] 

Last updated: 08-02-2024