Eureka Lightweighting Call 2024

Get ready to shape the future with the 2024 Eureka Lightweighting Call for transnational R&D projects.

Eureka Lightweighting Call 2024 © Eureka Association
Eureka Lightweighting Call 2024 © Eureka Association


You can submit your R&D project application concerning Lightweighting for this call for projects between 29 May 2024 and 25 September 2024. Your project consortium must include organisations based in a minimum of two of the countries/regions listed in this call.

Participating countries/regions

Austria, Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Canada, Chile, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and Türkiye

Collaborating countries/regions

Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland

Time schedule

  • Announcement of the Call: 17 April 2024
  • Opening of the Call: 29 May 2024
  • Deadline for Eureka application (smartsimple): 25 September 2024 17:00 CEST
  • National evaluation: From October 2024
  • Consensus Meeting of funding agencies: December 2024
  • Eureka label and funding decision: From consensus meeting onwards
  • Project starts: From December 2024


Lightweighting Technology is the key enabling technology to reduce weight, save materials and increase recycling while the functionality remains or is improved. Smart lightweight design, bio-based raw materials, reuse, remanufacturing and recycled material streams are crucial parameters. Digital solutions for calculation models, production processes and the like are key tools for driving the success of lightweight innovation. Lightweighting Technology provides environmental-friendly solutions, while at the same time adding commercial value across all industries.

Effects targeted by Lightweighting Technologies:

  • Optimisation of resource and energy efficiency
  • Creation of sustainable value circles
  • Bolster lightweight integration in more areas

Call relevant Lightweighting Technologies to be researched and developed include (but are not limited to):

  1. Optimisation of lightweight design approaches
  2. Novel lightweight materials including optimised manufacturing
  3. Recycling of lightweight materials
  4. Joining technology
  5. Additive Manufacturing
  6. Digitalisation
  7. Life Cycle Assessment / Circular economy

Basic project requirements

Your project should:

  • offer relevant contributions to the above-mentioned scope of the call,
  • address at least one of the fields mentioned in the call description and
  • focus on experimental development (TRL 4-6) thus demonstrating the potential to research or develop a product, process or service for commercialisation.

Further information

>> official homepage of the Eureka lightweighting call 
>> online Matchmaking Platform