National Research Council – EUREKA Clusters (2022)


EUREKA Cluster projects are public/private in nature and involve many participants who work together on market-driven industrial R&D. EUREKA Clusters have a prominent and active role to play in bringing innovation to the market.

Eureka Clusters are thematic funding programmed driven by communities of large companies, SMEs, universities, research institutes and end users. Access national funding and work alongside major industry players on close-to-market projects that meet their innovation objectives.

Comments on Funding:

The average project cost is 6.75M€ ( million euros).


Applicants must be:

  • SMEs and larger companies
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Universities, research institutes
  • Incubators, and 
  • Technology transfer organizations,
  • be located in a member or associated member EUREKA country.

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit a brief description of their proposal to IRAP. No other documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

  1. The Cluster programmes have regular calls for projects announced on their call for projects page ( ) and the individual Clusters websites (there are five (5) clusters funded: CELTIC-NEXT for next-generation communications, EUROGIA2030 for sustainable energy solutions, ITEA 4 for software innovation, SMART for advanced manufacturing) and Xecs for electronics components and systems and applications.
  2. Now there 4 calls for proposals open with deadlines:
    a. Eurogia 2030 call for projects – ending 4 Nov 22
    b. ITEA call for projects – ending 15 Nov 22
    c. Xecs call for projects – ending 23 Feb 23
    d. SMART call for projects – ending 3 May 23

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