The fourth evaluation cut-off of the main European research funding programme for SMEs – the dedicated SME instrument under Horizon 2020 – resulted in selection and funding of a new group of high-potential SMEs, and the results have been published by EASME.
Innovayt and our SME clients were – again - very successful with 3 winning submission for phase 1 for the programme. Innovayt assisted with the development and presentation of 7 proposals for the call.
161 companies from 23 countries were selected from the March round of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1. For each project, the participants will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies. They can also request up to three days of business coaching. The European Commission received 1,569 proposals under Phase 1 by the first cut-off date of 2015 on 18 March. In other words, an overall success rate around 10%.
Denmark had a total of 5 SMEs funded for the call, 3 of which are Innovayt clients.
The 3 SMEs – which join a group of 14 Innovayt clients with successful phase 1 submissions - will conduct feasibility studies for technologies and services across technology areas, including lightning protection of wind turbines; recycling of fiber materials – and finally innovative and eco-friendly construction materials.
We will post news on the individual projects and share the promoters’ experiences with the application processes on our web site in the coming weeks.
For more information, contact Pedro Guimarães