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