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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:15

My EU Funding: SME & Access to Risk Finance

Are you looking for specific funding opportunities for SMEs? Are you a small company or university spin-off with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally?

In general every SME is open to participate in H2020. But sometimes regional or national opportunities could be the better choice.

It depends on the SME: Is it a relatively new start-up or a long established company? Is it a very small SME with two persons in the team or a big one close to the EU SME definition threshold? Does the SME seek funding for a research oriented project or for activities rather close to commercialisation? And finally at a first glance: does the idea fit in any of the H2020 thematic areas?

The NCP for SMEs together with your thematic NCP can help you identify relevant funding instruments under the brand new European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. An overview of different funding schemes in H2020 is given below.

What is the goal? It is to target and support radically new, breakthrough products, services, processes or business models that open up new markets.

The EIC pilot brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for companies at cutting edge of innovation and with the ambition to scale up internationally. 

 

HOW?

SME Instrument

Fast Track to Innovation

Future and Emerging Technologies

EIC Horizon Prizes

 

If you have a great idea or innovation but are not sure which funding scheme is right for you, NCP Brussels will help you find it.

Between 2018 and 2020 the EIC pilot will provide €2.7 billion to breakthrough, market-creating innovations.

This support is aimed at people and companies with ideas or innovations which:

• are radically different from existing products, services or technologies,

• are highly risky,

• need additional investment to get to market.

 

Concept of EIC Pilot 2018-2020:

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:13

My EU funding: Food Security and Biotechnologies

 

Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of Food Security and Biotechnologies?

Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers, civil society and innovators, the programmes relevant to your project. 

   

I.  HORIZON 2020 - R&I Funding 

Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from large-scale international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with an objective of market and societal impact. 

Horizon 2020 is implemented through biannual work programmes, setting all the calls for proposals and the topics for funding. Every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics.

Call for proposals from the SME instrument and Fast track to innovation scheme set 3 to 4 cut-off dates per year.

 

Under Horizon 2020, Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies stakeholders are addressed mostly in the work Programmes of the following Societal Challenges:

Calls for proposals from other societal challenges might be of interest for the Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies sector, in particular:

 

Did you know that you could have opportunities within other areas? For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for this area, please check the SYNERGIES here.

For other specific instruments please see our section SMEs : Menu EU Funding >> SMEs

 

The Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following Key Enabling Technologies (KETs):

  

 

II. OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS AREA

EUROSTARS-2

EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors.

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BBI Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

A Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, it aims at drive the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by European Bio based industry.

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Monday, 14 December 2015 15:01

My EU Funding: Space

Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of Space?

Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers, civil society and innovators, the programmes relevant to your project. 

 

I.  HORIZON 2020 - R&I Funding 

Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from large-scale international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with an objective of market and societal impact. 

Horizon 2020 is implemented through biannual work programmes, setting all the calls for proposals and the topics for funding. Every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics.

Call for proposals from the SME instrument and Fast track to innovation scheme set 3 to 4 cut-off dates per year.

 

Under Horizon 2020, Space stakeholders are addressed mostly in the Work Programme in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT): 

  • LEIT - Space” (Earth observation, Copernicus, Galileo, GNSS, Competitiveness of European Space Sector)

The European Commission has published the Guidance Documents for the 2017 H2020 Space calls for proposals. Find them here.” 

Space applications have cross-sectorial impact on various relevant areas such as health, citizen safety, mobility, smart cities, sustainable resources management, regional growth, low-carbon energy infrastructure planning and protection, disaster management and climate action including natural catastrophes. 

Space is Calls for proposals from other Horizon 2020 pillars might be of interest for the space sector, in particular:

 

Did you know that you could have opportunities within other areas? For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for this area, please check the SYNERGIES here.

For other specific instruments please see our section SMEs : Menu EU Funding >> SMEs

 

The Space sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following sectors:

 LEIT Nanotechnologies and advanced materials
• LEIT ICT

 

II. OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS AREA

EUROSTARS-2

EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors.

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CLEAN SKY 2 Joint Technology Initiative (JTI)

Clean Sky 2 is the European aeronautical research programme. It is a Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and the industry, managed by the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU) until 31 December 2017. The programme will issue three types of call: Calls for Core-Partners, Calls for Proposals (or “Calls for Partners”), and Calls for Tender. 

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SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU)

In 2007, the SESAR JU was set up in order to manage the large scale international public-private partnership which coordinates and concentrates all EU research and development (R&D) activities in ATM.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:50

My EU Funding: Construction & Materials

Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of Construction & Materials?

Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers, civil society and innovators, the programmes relevant to your project. 

 

I.  HORIZON 2020 - R&I Funding 

Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from big international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with a clear view on the market. Thematic work programmes set the priority topics for 2 years and every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics. For topics falling under the SME instrument or the Fast Track to Innovation, calls for proposals are continously open with 3 or 4 cut-off dates per year.

Under Horizon 2020, Sustainable Construction stakeholders are addressed mostly in the work Programme of the following Societal Challenge:

 

Did you know that you could have opportunities within other areas? For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for this area, please check the SYNERGIES here.

For other specific instruments please see our section SMEs : Menu EU Funding >> SMEs

 

The Sustainable Construction sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following

Key Enabling Technologies:

Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) Energy-efficient Buildings EEB benefit from a specific focus with dedicated calls for proposals, under the Societal Challenge 3 and LEIT Work Programmes and the PPP SPIRE (resource and energy efficient manufacturing process).

Of interest for the Sustainable construction sector are also the following cross-cutting calls: Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy, and Smart and Sustainable Cities.

 

II. OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS SECTOR

EUROSTARS-2

EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:51

SME Instrument

Horizon 2020 has a dedicated funding mechanism to foster SMEs growth: the so called SME Instrument which benefits from 7% of Horizon 2020 budget.

The SME Instrument covers the whole innovation cycle, targeting all types of innovative SMEs which show a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise.

The SME Instrument requires a competitive AND business-oriented mind-set helping companies to bring their idea to the market.

The SME instrument covers all fields of science, technology and innovation in a bottom-up approach within a given societal challenge or enabling industrial technology so as to leave sufficient room for all kinds of promising ideas, notably cross-sector and inter-disciplinary projects, to be funded.

 

How does it work?

Only for-profit SMEs are eligible for application to this funding scheme: they can apply as single entity and must be in the driver seat to decide which strategic cooperation to set up with other players (partners).

Some topics are labelled as "SME Instrument" in the calls for proposals from the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leadership pillars. They are broad in their content so as to allow a real bottom-up approach.

The SME Instrument consists in 3 phases, each of them responding to different rules:

 

Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment

Funding: A lump sum of 50,000 € 

Duration: 6 months

 

Phase 2: Innovation Activities

(demonstration, testing, prototyping, pilot lines, scale-up studies, miniaturisation, design, performance verification etc. and market replication)

Funding: 0.5 - 2.5 million €

Duration: 12 - 24 months

 

Phase 3: Commercialisation

Funding / Implementation: This stage does not provide for direct funding, but SMEs can benefit from indirect support measures as well as access to the financial facilities supported under Horizon 2020.

While applicants can access whichever the Phase (there is no obligation for them to sequentially cover all 3 phases, each of them being open to all for-proft SMEs), moving on to the next phase in a sequentially way (Phase 1- Phase 3) may contribute in showing and setting up a sounded strategy for international growth and development.

The SME Instrument is the ideal funding scheme for companies willing to challenge their business development via an idea or a concept ready to compete at European level with a sound business plan which progresses and matures over the time and backed by an optional coaching accompaniment whose purpose is to identify innovation gaps and ways to fill them.

 

The SME Instrument can be an exceptional opportunity for Brussels SMEs but is very competitive. Calls are continuously open with quarterly cut-off dates for evaluation.
You want to evaluate whether this is something for your company? Contact Us!
 
More info? SME Instrument website
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