The European Commission has selected 78 SMEs from 18 countries to each receive a grant of up to €2.5 million (€5 million for health projects) to finance innovation activities and the development of their business plans.
The Commission received 580 project proposals involving 785 SMEs by the first cut-off date of Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument programme Phase 2 (9 October 2014). Evaluation by independent experts showed that 132 of the proposals met the evaluation standard. 60 (45.45%) have been selected for funding.
UK companies have been particularly successful in this call, with 10 participants on track to receive over €17 million. They are closely followed by France, the Netherlands and Spain, which actually has the biggest number of single beneficiaries (12).
Here are the next deadlines :
- 18 March
- 17 June
- 17 September
- 16 December