Together with EUREKA Individual projects and Eurostars projects, Clusters are one of EUREKA’s three funding instruments.
Each Cluster covers one specific industry sector, including water technology, software, telecommunications, clean energy, nano-electronics and integrated electronics. Clusters are public-private partnerships uniting major companies and national innovation agencies.
‘FOR SMES TAKING PART IN CLUSTER PROJECTS, LARGE COMPANIES REPRESENT POTENTIAL CLIENTS OR PARTNERS WITH MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES.’
Clusters projects are initiated through calls for funding application, where SMEs and universities are invited to join projects putting them directly in touch with large companies and multinationals. For SMEs taking part in Cluster projects, large companies represent potential clients or partners with manufacturing capabilities.
At EUREKA, we make sure that there is always at least one call open to answer the needs of the companies and research organisations we work with. Here are our currently open calls for Cluster projects:
ITEA 2 – ITEA 2 is the European software industry’s spearhead. The latest call for project funding opened on March 19, and potential project participants will be able to send their full project outlines until October 31, 2013.
EURIPIDES² – EURIPIDES² specialises in smart systems, which are electronic systems integrated in objects, vehicles, textiles or even human bodies. The next deadline for the submission of a project outline is November 26, 2013.