ITEA 3 is one of the seven thematic clusters of the EUREKA programme. Its objective is to stimulate and support innovation and R&D pre-competitiveness in Software-intensive Systems and Services (SiSS) which contribute to the excellence of European industries.
The ITEA cluster supports business-oriented technically innovative collaborative projects coordinated by manufacturers.
The projects selected in the frame of the ITEA cluster do not receive any funding from this organisation but a label. They are financed by national funding agencies (Innoviris for Brussels) according to their own specific funding rules.
The projects must meet all of the eligibility criteria defined by the ITEA programme.
Furthermore, in order to obtain funding, each partner must meet the eligibility criteria defined by its national funding agency.
For Brussels research organisations, the financing conditions are as follows:
ITEA programme criteria
the project submitted must be written in English
at least two independent legal entities located in two EUREKA member countries must be part of the project
the lead participant must be established in a EUREKA member country or in an associated country.
develop all or some of its activities within the territory covered by the Brussels-Capital Region
present an innovative RDI project managed in collaboration with a Brussels small enterprise and likely to have a favourable impact on employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region
have fulfilled its obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region.
Those eligible are companies and research organisations (universities and higher education institutions). However, universities and research organisations are only eligible if, as part of the project, they are collaborating with a Brussels-based company. Also, no individual partner alone is allowed to support more than 70% of the project's cost.
Type of financial intervention
Aid may be allocated as a grant.
Rate of financial intervention (maximum)
Financial aid may cover 100% of the project's costs.
Companies may also benefit from ITEA aid. For further information about the conditions of this aid, see page ITEA 3 - Enterprises.
Innoviris contact person
International Projects Advisor
Industrial Research and Innovation Team
Tél. +32 2 600 50 31