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Public consultation on the review of the SME definition

The European Commission welcomes all citizens and organisations to contribute to the consultation regarding the SME definition. The SME definition as provided in Recommendation 2003/361/EC is the structural tool to identify enterprises that are confronted with market failures and particular challenges due to their size, and therefore are allowed to receive preferential treatment in public [...]

First set of top-class innovators selected for funding under the European Innovation Council pilot to scale-up their businesses

A total of 57 small and medium-sized companies  have been selected for funding under the recently launched European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. The companies, selected following face-to-face interviews with a jury of innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, will receive a total amount of €94.25 million. Examples of the projects selected include a 3D printer [...]

And the winners are… Billon and Signaturit win the pitching contest in SME Instrument fintech event in London

Robert Kaluza co-founder and COO Billon won the prize for the Most Disruptive company while the Best Pitch went to Juan Zamora, CEO and co-funder Signaturit. In the context of its Business Acceleration Services the SME Instrument takes funded companies to dedicated events to meet and pitch in front of investors and big corporates. This time the [...]