SME Instrument

WHO PROVIDES FINANCING

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 support and mentoring.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

European Commission is looking for high growth, highly innovative SMEs with global ambitions. You should be actively investing in innovation, and looking to grow. You should have been established for a while – further than the start-up stage, although start-ups are not excluded.

 

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE SME INSTRUMENT

The instrument is structured in three phases, with the aim of transforming disruptive ideas into concrete, innovative solutions with a European and global impact. SMEs are recommended to apply for Phase 1, but may also apply directly for subsequent phases:

  1. PHASE 1 - Concept & Feasibility Assessment/Idea to concept (6 months)
  2. PHASE 2 - Demonstration, Market Replication, R&D/Concept to Market-Maturity (1-2 years)
  3. PHASE 3 - Commercialisation/Prepare for Market Launch

 

HOW SHOULD I START

Fill in the form bellow with a short description of your innovative idea and we will provide an initial free assessment of its potential to get funded as well as a plan for the proposal drafting and submission. Our consultants will contact you shortly.