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Category Archives: SME Instrument

BOOM of proposals received under the January cut-off

We are talking about the well known SME Instrument. The European Commission this January received 1534 project proposals. Experts will evaluate 1534 projects proposals from projects proposals from 37 countries. Should be underlined that projects are submitted by: 257 Spanish companies 224 Italian companies 144 British companies. ICT remained the most popular topic with 320 proposals, followed […]

Goliaths versus disruptive Davids

Introducing a new innovation into an industry can be hard, especially when it is disruptive. When that industry is naturally conservative and risk adverse, then this challenge becomes harder, especially if you are a new entrant.  For example, the oil and gas industry has a history of innovation, from its roots in onshore production from […]

15 facts about Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument

FACTS about SME Instrument   As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support as part of the SME Instrument. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business […]

Who can apply?

Who can apply? Only a single for-profit SME or a consortium of for-profit SMEs can apply for funding under the SME Instrument. All applicants need to be legally established in the EU-28 or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. What type of SME is targeted by the SME Instrument? The European Commission is looking […]

SME Instrument: How does it work?

Horizon 2020 provides easy access to € 2.8 Billion to SMEs for funding research and innovation businesses and accelerating the exploitation of innovations. The aim of the SME Instrument is to fill the gaps in funding for the early stages, Research and Innovation and accelerating the exploitation of innovation. Projects will be selected through a […]

What is SME Instrument?

More than ever, the EU with its investments into SME innovation is aiming at accelerating company development and growth, from the very early stage to market introduction, with direct and indirect complementary support measures foreseen at every step of the way, in particular under Horizon 2020 and COSME, the EU Competitiveness and SME programme. Horizon […]

SME: Budget allocated for each topic in 2017

Find all contents of the H2020 Grants for SMEs for each topic here.