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Access4SMEs – SoE online pitch on EuroQuity

E-pitch is an online pitch session based on a web conferencing system. No installation is needed on your side. Companies will each have 5 minutes to pitch, and investors may ask questions via a chat window throughout the pitch. You will be able to see the company profiles and their presentation documents on the EuroQuity platform after the event. This [...]

October 13th, 2017|

ACCESS4SMEs’ Advanced Training on the SME Instrument in Athens

ACCESS4SMES, the network of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP) for Small Medium-sized Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance (SMEs, ARF) organized on the 28th and 29th of September 2017, an advanced training on the SME Instrument. The event was attended by 35 representatives of NCP Organisations from 27 European and H2020 associated countries. The training took place in [...]

October 13th, 2017|

SME Instrument and FTI 2018-2020_Draft Work Programme

The new Horizon 2020 draft work programme for Innovation in SMEs for 2018-2020 has just been published by EASME. From January 2018, the SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) will become the central part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, targeting radically new, breakthrough products, services, processes or business models that open up new markets. The different [...]

October 11th, 2017|

H2020-Work Programme 2018–2020-Forthcoming publication

The adoption and publication of the work programme 2018-2020 are expected in October 2017 after stakeholder consultations and discussions with Member States which began in 2016, on priorities that have been described in 17 thematic scoping papers and one global document, with the aim of providing to potential participants the main lines of the forthcoming work programme. The consultation involved [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Funded experiment opportunities for SMEs involved in the future of internet and wireless networks

CONNECT, the Irish SFI centre for Future Networks and Communications, is involved in a number of Horizon 2020 projects which currently have open calls. Active open calls are listed below. Fed4Fire+ The Fed4FIRE+ project runs Fed4FIRE’s “best-in- town” Federation of experimentation facilities for the Future Internet Research and Experimentation initiative. The main objective of this Open Call is to [...]

September 14th, 2017|

Change of final 2017 cut-off date for SME Instrument Phase 1

With the aim of aligning opening dates for all EIC pilot calls to 7 November 2017, the European Commission has decided to bring the final cut-off date for SME Instrument phase 1 of 2017 forward by 24 hours. The cut off is consequently moved up from November 8, 17:00:00 (Brussels time) to November 7, 17:00:00 (Brussels time) The cut-off [...]

September 7th, 2017|

Fit for Health 2.0: International Life Science Business Strategy Training on “Innovative Business Solutions and Smart Financing” Berlin,October 12, 2017

Fit for Health 2.0 in collaboration with Berlin Partner and the European IPR Helpdesk is organizing a full-day training taking place in Berlin on October 12, 2017. The event will be tailored to executive representatives of high-tech and research-intensive SMEs of all health-related sectors, such as pharma, biotech, med-tech, therapeutics, diagnostics, e-health. The workshop supports high-potential SMEs to assess [...]

August 28th, 2017|