EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

H2020 support to SMEs in 2017

In 2017, €437.5 mio of a financial support is available support to SMEs with innovative business idea at European or global scale. For that purpose 13 topics were identified by the European Commission. Proposals can be submitted for:

Phase 1. Concept & Feasibility Assessment

Idea to concept (6 months). The European Union will provide €50 000 in funding, and carry out a feasibility study to verify the viability of the proposed disruptive innovation or concept. The SME will draft an initial business proposal (around 10 pages).

Phase 2. Demonstration, Market Replication, R&D

Concept to Market-Maturity (1-2 years) Assisted by the EU, the SME will further develop its proposal through innovation activities, such as demonstration, testing, piloting, scaling up, and miniaturisation. It will also draft a more developed business plan (around 30 pages). Proposals will be based on a business plan developed on phase 1 or otherwise. The EU aims to contribute between €0.5 million and €2.5 million.

Phase 3. Commercialisation

Prepare for Market Launch. SMEs will receive extensive support, training, mentorship and facilitating access to risk finance as the project is further polished into a marketable product.

The deadlines for submission of applications in 2017 are:

Phase 1: 15 February, 3 May, 6 September, 8 November

Phase 2: 18 January, 6 April, 1 June, 18 October

In developing innovative ideas and strategies, AMIRES can be of your help with our vast experience in this programme and expertise in SME coaching.

SMEInst-01 Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme €66    mio
SMEInst-02 Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs €35.32 mio
SMEInst-03 Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to market €7.5   mio
SMEInst-04 Engaging SMEs in space research and development €12.6 mio
SMEInst-05* Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sector €80    mio
SMEInst-06 Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing Well €12.5 mio
SMEInst-07 Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors €37.87 mio
SMEInst-08 Supporting SMEs efforts for the development – deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth €12.42 mio
SMEInst-09 Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system €50    mio
SMEInst-10 Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility €61.23 mio
SMEInst-11 Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials €36    mio
SMEInst-12 New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies €11.4 mio
SMEInst-13 Engaging SMEs in security research and development €14.67 mio
TOTAL €437.5 mio

*Submission of proposals into Phase one SMEInst-05 Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sector is no longer possible.