понедельник, 19 октября 2015 г.

€ 200 million more financing for SMEs in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 there will be 44.2% more financing for SMEs under the SME-Instrument, in the new Horizon2020 work-programme for Research and Innovation, adopted today 13 October by the European Commission. The total budget of the SME Instrument for the two years is nearly € 740 million that should benefit over 2000 highly innovative SMEs.
ICT and intelligent transport remain the biggest topics (€ 126 milllion and € 118.8 for two years) with significant budget increases compared to the last work programme (+38 million and + 43.97 million). The main percentage increases are for sustainable food production (+143.7%), biotechnology (+142 %) and blue growth (+116.7%). The health topic for biomarkers and/or medical devices will be phased-out and divided into two challenges: healthcare biotechnology and ICT for health, well-being and ageing well. The budget will remain nearly the same with only a slight decrease. The topic innovative mobile e-government will on the other hand disappear.
Read more about the changes in the table below and find the full Work Programme here:
Open Disruptive Innovation SchemeSMEInst-01€60 m.€66 m.
Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEsSMEInst-02€31.83 m.€35.32 m.
Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to marketSMEInst-03€7.5 m.€7.5 m.
Engaging SMEs in space research and developmentSMEInst-04€11.37 m.€12.6 m.
Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sectorSMEInst-05€35 m.€45 m.
Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing WellSMEInst-06€18 m.€12.5 m.
Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectorsSMEInst-07€25.46 m.€32.19 m.
Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth
€9.5 m.€10 m.
Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy systemSMEInst-09€46 m.€50 m.
Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities MobilitySMEInst-10€57.57 m.€61.23 m.
Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materialsSMEInst-11€25 m.€27.5 m.
New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societiesSMEInst-12€10.8 m.€11.4 m.
Engaging SMEs in security research and developmentSMEInst-13€15.37 m.€14.67 m.
TOTAL€353.4 m.€385.91 m.

Use Horizon 2020 Participant Portal to submit your proposal. Have a look also at our dedicated page on the SME instrument.

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