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Analysis of SME Instrument beneficiaries from previous cut-off dates, list of beneficiaries based on public information made available by EASME. Topic and country breakdown of beneficiaries, comparative analysis between Phase 1 and Phase 2 beneficiaries, as well as the aggregated picture. The analysis of the programme’s winning projects and companies can provide useful information for potential applicants, when considering a bid for the SME Instrument.

September 2016 update: EASME has selected 56 projects from 65 SMEs in 18 countries on the basis of the proposals received in Phase 2 cut-off in June 2016. The projects were selected from 1,167 proposals and the number of projects has notably increased from the April 2016 cut-off date. For further information, you may view the country and topic breakdown here.

June 2016 update: EASME has received 969 proposals from 36 countries for Phase 2 cut-off in April 2016. Therefore, there has been an increase in submissions compared to the cut-off date in February 2016. You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

June 2016 update: EASME has received 2,005 proposals from 41 countries for Phase 1 cut-off in May 2016, thus a slight increase from the February 2016 cut-off date. A total of 2,138 businesses submitted these proposals, and 95% of the proposals were submitted by a single applicant. You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

May 2016 update: EASME received 1,995 proposals for the Phase 1 February 2016 cut-off date, out of which 174 projects were selected to receive funds. As a result, 189 SMEs from 26 countries will receive funding of €8.7 million for this cut-off. The success rate for the February 2016 cut-off was 8.7%, thus only slightly higher than the success rate for the November 2015 cut-off (8.5%). You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

May 2016 update: EASME received 553 proposals from 689 participants for the Phase 2 February 2016 cut-off date, out of which 47 projects were selected to receive funds. As a result, 50 SMEs from 14 countries will receive funding of €73 million for this cut-off. The success rate for the February 2016 cut-off was 8.8%, which was considerably higher than the success rate for the November 2015 cut-off (2.8%). You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

February 2016 update: Out of 1090 proposals received for Phase 2 projects in last year’s November cut-off date, 45 SMEs from 19 countries were declared successful. This funding allows companies to invest in innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, scaling up and miniaturisation, in addition to developing a mature business plan for their product. You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

February 2016 update: The first results for the last year’s cut-off date in November have been published. 185 SMEs from 26 countries have been selected for funding under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument and will each receive EUR 50.000 for feasibility studies. You can check the country and topic breakdown here.

November 2015 update: SME Instrument 2015 (Horizon 2020) – SME Instrument results reflected a keen but rewarding competition in 2015, with 583 SMEs being funded under both Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the instrument, excepting the last November cut-off results. For a detailed comparison between the two phases, country and topic breakdown please click here.

July 2015 update: SME Instrument 2015 (Horizon 2020) – The first results for Phase 1 (March and June cut-off dates) and Phase 2 (March cut-off date) projects brought a relevant overview of the SME instrument evolution. Therefore, the number of beneficiaries is steady compared to 2014 results, the only change in the whole framework being the presence of two extra funded project types besides the usual 11 topics – Innovative mobile & government applications and Business model innovation. Our statistical analysis is based on the public information made available by EASME. You can check it here

April 2015 update: SME Instrument 2014 (Horizon 2020) – After the latest results (for the December cut-off date) were published, we have an overview for the SME Instrument in 2014 for both Phase 1 (December & overall) and Phase 2 (December & overall). Our statistical analysis is based on the public information made available by EASME. You can check it here

January 2015 update – SME Instrument (Horizon 2020) statistics update – As of January 2015, we have a preliminary overview of the SME Instrument beneficiaries 2014, for both Phase 1 (June and September 2014 rounds) and Phase 2 (October 2014 round). Further results are expected for the last round in December 2014 (both Phase 1 and Phase 2). Our statistical analysis is based on the public information made available by EASME. You can check it here