A wide range of support programmes are available for EuroTech researchers and entrepreneurs. They can take place in the form of grants (€) and/or through in-depth information or hands-on support. Find more information in the list below.
Support for developing EU project proposals
To encourage joint proposals for EU projects between the EuroTech Universities, we regularly organise workshops and webinars around research topics that fall into the five EuroTech Focus Areas. They introduce you for instance to different funding schemes (e.g., Horizon Europe, Erasmus+) and inform about upcoming calls for proposals.
At the same time, they allow you to meet researchers of the other universities who work in the same field as you, learn about their respective expertise, and connect with them. These workshops take place either online (webinar) or in Brussels.
Keep an eye on our events section and/or follow us on social media to learn about upcoming events.
Also, if you are interested in a specific topic and/or would like to organise a workshop together with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
All EuroTech Universities have a budget reserved for reimbursing costs that occur when meeting with other EuroTech colleagues to network, build up a consortium, work on a proposal etc. Costs that can in any case be reimbursed comprise travel costs and costs of hosting a meeting (catering, room rental etc.). Funding for other expenses might also be possible and is at the discretion of the respective university.
In order to justify such EuroTech funding, it is mandatory that at least three EuroTech Universities are involved in the activity. To request funding and discuss formalities, please contact your Operations Board member.
Are you working on a project proposal to be submitted under an international funding scheme (e.g., Horizon Europe)? Grants of up to €35,000 are available at each EuroTech University for helping you write a successful proposal that involves several EuroTech Universities.
Grants are available for collaborative research projects which have a realistic chance of success and will be submitted by an upcoming deadline. The support may be used to hire service providers with a demonstrable record for the preparation of proposals, e.g., grant writing, screening etc.
To be eligible, at least three out of the six EuroTech Universities must participate in the proposal. Priority is given to proposals in which all six EuroTech Universities are included. The project must be coordinated at a EuroTech University. Consortia that can obtain funding from other sources are not eligible.
We follow the first come, first served principle. Interested parties are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Proposals will be treated with strict confidentiality. Please submit the request (see form below) to your Operations Board member.
The EuroTech Liaison Officers in Brussels are available to support you during the proposal writing phase. They also can help with re-working proposals that were rejected but received a positive evaluation result for re-submission. This service is provided following a case-by-case decision and availability of personnel resources.
Support for entrepreneurs and start-ups
The European Venture Programme is a EuroTech flagship programme. Each year, up to 25 start-ups get the opportunity to participate in a 12-day full immersion programme with exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the six EuroTech Universities. It takes place at two different locations each year and comes with thematic workshops, meetings with local start-ups, companies, and SMEs, governmental and public organisations, investors, academics and more. The costs of these stays are fully covered by the EuroTech Universities. Learn more about the programme here.
One of our main goals for the coming years is to make the respective research infrastructure at EuroTech Universities accessible for researchers from the other universities and potentially invest in developing new infrastructures together (see “EuroTech Ambition”). Please contact the Operations Board member of your university if you have a specific request related to research infrastructure.
The core of EuroTech are the manifold thematic Working Groups that exist in the frame of our five Focus Areas, which gather academics from all six EuroTech Universities. Depending on the Working Group, they work on different collaboration schemes in research, education, and innovation and are also the first place to look for any EU proposals being developed. You are cordially invited to join!