Innovation in SMEs

The aim of the SME Instrument is to fill the gaps in funding for the early stages, Research and Innovation and accelerating the exploitation of innovation. Projects will be selected through a bottom-up approach within a given societal challenge or enabling technology of H2020. They must be of clear interest and benefit to SMEs and have a clear European dimension.

The programme is designed for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020.

The 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.

Access 4 SMEs

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

The SME Instrument offers small and medium-sized businesses the following
TOPICSCALL IDBUDGET
TOTAL€437.5 m.
2017
Open Disruptive Innovation SchemeSMEInst-01€66 m.
Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEsSMEInst-02€35.32 m.
Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to marketSMEInst-03€7.5 m.
Engaging SMEs in space research and developmentSMEInst-04€12.6 m.
Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sectorSMEInst-05€80 m.
Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing WellSMEInst-06€12.5 m.
Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectorsSMEInst-07€37.87 m.
Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growthSMEInst-08€12.42 m.
Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy systemSMEInst-09€50 m.
Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities MobilitySMEInst-10€61.23 m.
Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materialsSMEInst-11€36 m.
New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societiesSMEInst-12€11.4 m.
Engaging SMEs in security research and developmentSMEInst-13€14.67 m.
Deadlines for all themes
Phase 115/02/201703/05/201706/09/201708/11/2017
Phase 218/01/201706/04/201701/06/201718/10/2017

INNOSUP

CALL: FOR A BETTER INNOVATION SUPPORT TO SMES
Call identifier: H2020-INNOSUP-2016-2017

Innosup Actions are Coordination and Support Actions aiming to compliment the support to innovative SMEs which is realized through grants, subsidised loans and equity. The Innosup actions focus on activities aiming to improve the environment of operation of SMEs and enhance the paneuropean support ecosystem. Generally, the actions are designed to provide opportunities to Member States and regions to enhance their services through collaboration, peer-learning and uptake of new approaches. The Enterprise Europe Network, present in all European regions and co-financed by them, the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Member States are expected to play an important role in implementing these pilot actions and transferring the result ‘in-real-time’ to their regions.

For the Work Programme 2016-2017 the follow calls are currently open:

TOPIC:

INNOSUP-01-2016-2017: Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains

INNOSUP-01-2016-2017: Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains

Publication date: 14 October 2015
Types of action: IA Innovation action
Deadline Model: two-stage
Opening date: 08 November 2016
Deadline: 04 April 2017 17:00:00
2nd stage Deadline: 07 September 2017 17:00:00

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TOPIC:

INNOSUP-03-2017: Technology services to accelerate the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies for clean production by manufacturing SMEs

INNOSUP-03-2017: Technology services to accelerate the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies for clean production by manufacturing SMEs

Publication date: 14 October 2015
Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel: single-stage
Opening date: 08 November 2016
Deadline: 28 March 2017 17:00:00

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INNOSUP-05-2016-2017: Peer learning of innovation agencies

INNOSUP-05-2016-2017: Peer learning of innovation agencies

Publication date: 14 October 2015
Types of action: CSA-LS CSA Lump sum
Deadline Model: multiple cut-off
Opening date: 10 November 2015
Cut-off dates: 08 March 2017 17:00:00, 18 October 2017 17:00:00

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TOPIC:

INNOSUP-07-2017: Innovating SMEs - segmentation along lifecycle and sectors (analytical research activity)

INNOSUP-07-2017: Innovating SMEs - segmentation along lifecycle and sectors (analytical research activity)

Publication date: 14 October 2015
Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
Deadline Model: single-stage
Opening date: 08 November 2016
Deadline: 28 March 2017 17:00:00

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TOPIC:

INNOSUP-08-2017: A better access to industrial technologies developed overseas

INNOSUP-08-2017: A better access to industrial technologies developed overseas

Publication date: 14 October 2015
Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
Deadline Model: single-stage
Opening date: 08 November 2016
Deadline: 28 March 2017 17:00:00

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