Open Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2015: Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument Phase 1 and 2

European CommissionThe dedicated SME instrument's supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

The SME Instrument offers small and medium-sized businesses the following:

  • Business innovation grants for feasibility assessment purposes (optional phase I): EUR 50,000 (lump sum) per project (70% of total cost of the project);
  • Business innovation grants for innovation development & demonstration purposes (possible phase II): an amount in the indicative range of EUR 500,000 and 2,5 million (70% of total cost of the project as a general rule);
  • Free-of-charge business coaching (optional in phases I and II), in order to support and enhance the firm's innovation capacity and help align the project to strategic business needs;
  • Access to a wide range of innovation support services and facilitated access to risk finance (mostly in optional phase III), to facilitate the commercial exploitation of the innovation.

Topics, further information, documents and submission service:

Deadline Date: 25-11-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Cut-off date(s):

  • 18-03-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
  • 17-06-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
  • 17-09-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
  • 25-11-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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