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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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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway grants – EUR 210 million allocated to Bulgaria

Bulgaria will get more than EUR 210 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014 – 2021, being one of the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 15 million for business innovation projects to improve the infrastructure systems that provide critical services for the economy under innovation in infrastructure systems round 2 competition

GBP 15 million to stimulate innovation in the infrastructure systems that provide critical services for our economy, environment and society. That will consist of ‘smart’ infrastructure, energy systems (including nuclear fission and offshore wind), connected transport and urban living to … Read more

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UK Innovation funding – GBP 3 million under SBRI for projects that integrate technologies into a single platform under integrated innovation for nuclear decommissioning

GBP 3 million will be available to organizations of any size to fund projects that integrate technologies into a single platform, or a small number of platforms. These should be able to demonstrate multiple tasks in the decommissioning process with … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 15 million will be available to disruptive ideas or concepts under 2016 open competition round 2

GBP 15 million will be available to the best business-led, innovative or disruptive ideas or concepts. Priority will be given to proposals that are likely to lead to sustainable gains in productivity and/or access to new overseas markets through export-led … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1 million into new ways of using synthetic biology to create transparent materials lighter and thinner than existing armour

GBP 1 million into new ways of using synthetic biology to create transparent materials that are thinner and lighter than used for existing armour and that could offer better protection. The competition is open to any organisation and is for … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 750,000 will be available for lightweight power generation that can be integrated into robotic systems

GBP 750,000 to invest in projects that investigate small and lightweight power generation that can be integrated into robotic systems and carried by a person. The competition is open to any organisation and is for fully funded development contracts, with … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1.6 million will be available for clean technology, affordable healthcare, use of electronic system design under technology solutions for society in India funding competition

GBP 1.6 million will be available to organizations of any size, UK-based acting as lead applicant. The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the following challenges: clean technology, affordable healthcare, … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 5 million will be available for innovation in the civil nuclear sector under advanced nuclear manufacturing and materials SBRI funding competition

GBP 5 million will be available to organizations of any size, in order to stimulate innovation in the civil nuclear sector. It covers structural materials, manufacturing technologies and modular construction processes. There will be grants up to GBP 800,000 and … Read more

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GBP 12 million for UK – Brazil collaborative innovation projects related to integration and governance of city systems

GBP 12 million will be available to organizations of any size, covering collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the following challenges: integration and governance of city systems, urban infrastructure and affordable smart mobility, sustainable urban environments. There … Read more

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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway Grants – EUR 502.5 million allocated to Romania

Romania will get EUR 502.5 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014-2021, after being the first country, from the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 450,000 will be available for innovative technology that improves diagnosis and ongoing management of skin conditions under technology to improve dermatology SBRI funding competition

GBP 450,000 will be available to identify and fund innovative technology that improves diagnosis and ongoing management of skin conditions. A 2-stage competition for projects up to GBP 150,000 and a funding intensity up to 70%. For more information on … Read more

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EUR 200 million for SME development in Romania through new State Aid Scheme.

EUR 200 million will be available under the new multi-annual state aid scheme that will fund SMEs across all industries. There will be grants of up to EUR 5 million and a funding intensity that may reach 70% intensity. The … Read more

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UK Innovation funding – GBP 15 million for innovation in manufacturing and materials – round 2

GBP 15 million will be available to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that address identified technical or commercial challenges. These aim to lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth … Read more

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EUR 300 million innovation funding for Romanian enterprises

EUR 300 million in EU funds for developing innovation projects on the Romanian market. A new round of calls will be launched in the following two months. Grants of up to EUR 20 million and a funding intensities of up … Read more

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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway Grants – Blue Book has been finalised. EUR 2.8 billion allocated to CEE markets.

The Blue Book has been finalised, which sets out the priority sectors and eligible programme areas under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 funding cycle. This follows the public consultation process in June and July. Under this funding mechanism, Donor … Read more

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UK innovation funding – GBP 1 million will be available for a change in aviation security under the future of aviation security CDE themed competition

GBP 1 million will be available to deliver a step change in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition seeks new technologies that will improve the ability to prevent the widest possible range of explosives, weapons and other … 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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EUR 200 million for SME development in Romania

EUR 200 million  will be available for SMEs in Romania as part of a new multi-annual state aid scheme that is being managed by the Ministry of Economy. With an annual allocation of EUR 50 million, the scheme will support … 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 September 2016 – Latest Phase 2 beneficiaries

The results 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. The results concern Phase 2 of the SME Instrument, which provides funds to … Read more

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€ 1m grants for SMEs. Investments in production capacity and services development.

€ 173m EU funding available to industrial SMEs in Romania for investments in production activities and services development during 2016 – 2017. Individual grants of up to € 1m, with a 70% maximum funding intensity. On July 25th 2016, the … 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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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway Grants – a bit of history

EEA & Norway Grants have contributed to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations within 15 EU countries since 1994, by targeting areas with clear needs in those countries and that are in line with national priorities and … Read more

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UK funding competition – GBP 4 million will be available for agricultural innovation under Agri – Tech Catalyst funding competition

GBP 4 million will be available to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries. The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to … Read more

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Energy efficiency funding for large industrial enterprises

The Ministry of European Funds in Romania has announced the call opening and the calendar for the Operational Programme for Large Infrastructure, Action 6.2 Superior energy efficiency for industrial enterprises: opening on the 15th of July 2016, with start of proposal … Read more

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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway Grants – Winnovart’s study on the 2009-2014 funding cycle. Focus on business projects.

EEA & Norway Grants are increasingly becoming an important funding option for enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe, along with the well-known EU funding opportunities. Following our positive experience during the 2009 – 2014 funding cycle with this mechanism, we … Read more

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EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 – Public Consultation on funding priorities and programmes

Public consultations have begun on the “Blue Book”, a strategic document setting out the priority sectors and eligible programme areas under the EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021 funding cycle. During this period, Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) will contribute with … 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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Opening of the State Aid Scheme for major investments in Romania – call 2016, 145 million euros

The 2016 call opening for the State Aid Scheme supporting major investments in Romania (GD 807/2014) has been officially announced by its programme operator, the Romanian Ministry of Finances. 145 million euros will be available for SMEs and Large Enterprises … Read more

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GBP 1.5 million for innovative agri-food projects in Turkey

Up to GBP 1.5 million are available through the Newton Fund to UK businesses developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. The competition targets UK projects with eligible costs between GBP 300,000 and GBP 400,000, with … Read more

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GBP 15 million for innovative manufacturing and materials projects

Up to GBP 15 million are available for projects that stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials through addressing technical or commercial challenges. The competition targets projects with eligible costs between GBP 50,000 and GBP 2 million, with a … Read more

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Collaborative project opportunities under Bilateral National Fund – EEA Grants 2009-2014 on the Romanian market

Up to EUR 200,000 are available under the Bilateral National Fund – EEA Grants 2009-2014 for the Romanian market through a recently-launched call for the sub-programme “Technical Assistance and Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level”. The programme’s total budget … Read more

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Innovation grants for collaborative research & innovation projects on the Romanian market

Up to EUR 378.000 innovation grants for collaborative research & innovation projects on the Romanian market. The Executive Agency for the funding of Research, Development and Innovation has launched a set of three complementary funding programmes addressing early and medium … Read more

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Innovation, Talent, Funding. UK ICT trade mission to Techsylvania

Get a pulse of tech innovation, ecosystem and talents in Eastern Europe, by attending Techsylvania, the leading tech event in Eastern Europe.   The British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce is organising an ICT trade mission dedicated to UK companies interested to … Read more

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UK innovation funding – 100% of the total investment value covered for innovations in Aerospace Technology Strategy funding competition

The ATI is responsible for developing the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy supported by a network of advisory groups. The aim is to stimulate industry-led research and technology (R&T) projects that fit with this strategy and maximise the potential to the … Read more

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Up to € 100,000 funding for Romanian ICT companies

The Romanian Ministry of Communication has released information about a new funding option for small companies in the ICT sector. With 2 funding streams, the new programme will support small companies in developing software and high-tech products. Up to € … Read more

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EEA&Norway Grants in Greece

EEA & Norway Grants are coming back – A great funding option for enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe

The Donor States of the EEA & Norway grants mechanism (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) have signed early May 2016 the agreement with the EU for the new funding cycle 2014-2021. With a total budget of EUR 2.8bn, the programme will … Read more

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EUR 55m state aid for investments creating new jobs in Romania.

A new session for call proposals under the State Aid Scheme for jobs creation in Romania will be open between 30th of May 2016 – 10th of June 2016. The allocated budget of this round is EUR 55m (RON 250m). … Read more

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European Fund for Strategic Investments – up to EUR 25 million guaranteed loans for projects of Mid-Cap companies

Up to EUR 25 million loans that are guaranteed by the EFSI programme (Juncker Plan) are now available to Mid-cap companies (less than 3,000 full-time employees) through the InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance (IMGF) programme from the European Investment Bank (EIB). … 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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€63.5m energy efficiency funding – cogeneration systems for industrial enterprises

Up to EUR 6,000,000 available as grants for industrial enterprises in Romania to invest in new or upgraded high efficiency cogeneration systems, as EU funding under the Operational Programme for Large Infrastructure. With funding intensities up to 80%, the funding … Read more

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State aid schemes in Romania, more budget, more transparency. Attractive funding for enterprises across industries.

Following the increasing interest of large enterprises to invest in Romania sice the opening of the State Aid Scheme for major investments in assets (GD 807/2014) late 2014, the Government considers an increase in its annual budget from EUR 100 … Read more

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SME Instrument Review – March 2016

This month’s updates on the SME Instrument have focused on the Seal of Excellence project proposals that can receive funding in a few countries that have implemented national funding schemes to support its innovation champions that could not be funded … Read more

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Energy efficiency funding for large industrial enterprises

200,000 EUR grants available for industrial enterprises in Romania to implement monitoring systems for energy consumption, as EU funding under the Operational Programme for Large Infrastructure. With funding intensities up to 100%, the funding scheme addresses enterprises across the mining … Read more

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

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

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€ 200m state-aid funding in 2016 for major investments and for job creation on the Romanian market

The Romanian Ministry of Finance will re- open the 2 major State Aid Schemes (SAS) it currently runs for the private sector, with EUR 200m allocated for 2016: 1.State Aid Scheme for major investments in purchase of assets – This … Read more

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SME Instrument update – 2015 final results & 2016 proposals

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. … Read more

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EUR 315 billion EFSI investments to boost private-sector projects

Up to EUR 315 billion will be invested until 2020 with the EFSI programme (Juncker Plan) in various projects across the EU through loans granted by the EIB and EIF on the basis of substantial guarantees provided by the EU … Read more

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EUR 272 million EU funding for business innovation on the Romanian market in 2016

EUR 272 million will be available through the 2nd call for submissions of the EU funds programme for innovation within the Romanian market. The new call for submissions will be opened in the 1st trimester of 2016, offering new funding … Read more

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EUR 29 million for synergy creation with Horizon 2020

EUR 29 million are available through the Competitiveness Operational Programme for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries, offering grants of up to EUR 4.6 million and funding intensities of up to 100%.  Within this priority axis, potential projects must focus on: Fundamental research … Read more

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Seal of Excellence – a new funding door opened by SME Instrument

The “Seal of Excellence” is a quality label that is awarded to project proposals submitted for funding under Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument, which succeeded in passing the threshold evaluation score but could not be funded under the available Call … Read more

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