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EEA & Norway grants in Bulgaria – EUR 56.5 Million for Green Industry Innovation, Welfare & Health Tech, Energy efficiency.

Bulgaria will get approximately EUR 210 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021 out of which EUR 56.5 million will be dedicated to the business sector via 2 programme areas and first calls expected to open during 2018: • Business Development, Innovation and SMEs (EUR 28.5 million); • Renewable Energy, Energy … Read more

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SME Instrument Update June 2017 – Third Phase 2 proposal submissions in 2017

EASME has released the statistics of the latest cut-off date – June 2017. In total, EASME has received 1,514 proposals from 37 countries for Phase 2 cut-off in June 2017. A number of 382 proposals were submitted for ICT, followed … Read more

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SME Instrument Update – Results for Phase 1 February 2017 cut-off date

EASME has selected 178 projects from 184 SMEs in 28 countries on the basis of the proposals received in Phase 1 cut-off February 2017. Projects selected from this cut-off will receive a total of EUR 8.9 million and each project … Read more

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SME Instrument Update April 2017 – Second Phase 2 proposal submissions in 2017

EASME has released the statistics of the cut-off date – April 2017. In total, EASME has received 1,222 proposals from 36 countries for Phase 2 cut-off in April 2017, a decrease from January 2017 cut-off date. A number of 266 … Read more

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SME Instrument update – Results for Phase 2 January 2017 cut-off date

EASME has selected 66 projects from 71 SMEs in 22 countries on the basis of proposals received under its SME Instrument Phase 2 cut-off in January 2017, the first round for Phase 2 projects in 2017. The projects were selected … Read more

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SME Instrument Update February 2017 – First Phase 1 proposal submissions in 2017

EASME has released the statistics of the latest Phase 1 cut-off date. February 2017: EASME has received 2111 proposals from 42 countries (most submissions by Spanish and Italian SMEs a total of 35%) for Phase 1 cut-off in February 2017, … Read more

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SME Instrument Update January 2017 – First Phase 2 proposal submissions in 2017

EASME has released the statistics of the latest cut-off date – January 2017. In total, EASME has received 1,534 proposals from 37 countries for Phase 2 cut-off in January 2017, thus an increase from October 2016 cut-off date. A number … Read more

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SME Instrument outlook 2017: increased funding budget & optimized evaluation process

SMEs will be granted EUR 437.5 in 2017 via SME Instrument, EC’s main funding programme addressing highly innovative SME’s. This represent a 24% or EUR 84 million increase compared to the total budget 2016 and a 13% increase or EUR … Read more

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SME Instrument update – Results for Phase 1 November 2016 cutoff date

EASME has selected 176 projects from 184 SMEs in 28 countries on the basis of the proposals received in Phase 1 cut-off in November 2016. Projects selected from this cut-off will receive a total of EUR 8.8 million and each … Read more

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SME Instrument update – Results for Phase 2 October 2016 cutoff date

EASME has selected 51 projects from 58 SMEs in 16 countries on the basis of proposals received in Phase 2 cut-off in October 2016, the last round for Phase 2 during 2016. Projects selected from this cut-off will receive a … Read more

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SME Instrument update – Results for Phase 1 September 2016 cutoff date

EASME has selected 182 projects from 189 SMEs in 24 countries on the basis of the proposals received in Phase 1 cut-off September 2016. Projects selected from this cut-off will receive a total of EUR 9.1 million and each project … Read more

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The Seal of Excellence – the funding alternative for highly innovative European SMEs. September 2016 update

The “Seal of Excellence (SoE)” is a quality label that is awarded to submitted Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument project proposals that succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score of 13 points but could not be funded under the available … Read more

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SME Instrument’s budget increases to EUR 437.5 million in 2017

The SME instrument budget for 2017 has been increased by EUR 51.6 million following updates to the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017, thus reaching a total budget of EUR 437.5 million. The following SME Instrument topics have benefited from the … Read more

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SME Instrument Update – Results for Phase 2 June 2016 cutoff date

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. Projects selected from this cut-off will receive a total of €89 million, and each project … Read more

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The Seal of Excellence – the funding alternative for highly innovative European SMEs. August 2016 update

The “Seal of Excellence (SoE)” is a quality label that is awarded to submitted Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument project proposals that succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score of 13 points but could not be funded under the available … Read more

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SME Instrument: The effect of the Brexit referendum

The outcome of the UK referendum on leaving the EU does not affect UK participants in the SME Instrument. EU law will continue to apply within the UK until the formal departure of the UK from the EU. Until then, … Read more

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SME Instrument Update July 2016 – Latest Phase 2 proposal submissions

The proposals for the June cut-off date have been published for the SME Instrument programme that assists SMEs in innovating ideas and bringing them to the market. This concerns Phase 2 of the SME Instrument, which provides funds to further … Read more

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SME Instrument Update July 2016 – Latest Phase 1 and Phase 2 beneficiaries

The results for the May and April cut-off date have been published for the SME Instrument programme that assists SMEs in innovating ideas and bringing them to the market. The results concern Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the SME … Read more

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SME Instrument Update – February 2016 beneficiaries & April 2016 proposals

Phase 1 beneficiaries from February 2016 cut-off: 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 … Read more

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Intellectual Propriety Rights in Horizon 2020 (SME Instrument) applications

Intellectual Propriety (IP) has been emphasized under the Horizon 2020 instrument as a tool that exploits more effectively project results and the management of knowledge, including the safeguarding and protection of your intangible assets. Relevant IP questions will arise throughout … Read more

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