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Horizon 2020 SME Instrument: 2,990 new project proposals received in June

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument: 2,990 new project proposals received in June

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18/06/2015

17 June was the second cut-off date in 2015 for Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. EASME received in total 2,990 new proposals – 2,029 for Phase 1 and 961 for Phase 2.

ICT is still the most popular topic with 823 proposals submitted, followed by nanotechnology, health, energy and eco-innovation with more than 300 proposals for each.

The top 3 countries in terms of number of proposals submitted are Italy (570), Spain (467) and the United Kingdom (290) [statistics based on the nationality of the project's coordinator].

Since the beginning of this year a total of 5,173 proposals have been submitted – 3,598 for phase 1 and 1,575 for phase 2.

You will find below the detailed statistics for the June cut-off. Please note that these are preliminary data that could evolve. Eligibility checks have not been performed yet.

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SME Instrument phase 1 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per country
SME Instrument phase 1 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per country

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SME Instrument phase 1 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per topic
SME Instrument phase 1 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per topic

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SME Instrument phase 2 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per country
SME Instrument phase 2 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per country

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SME Instrument phase 2 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per topic
SME Instrument phase 2 - June 2015 cut-off - number of proposals per topic

 

Comments

  • Jorge Martinez's picture

    Wow!

  • AndyW's picture

    If the budget is similar to that from the March call, it means that the average chance of sucess is likely to be around 4%. It seems that the programme is now being massively over-subscribed and EC should consider increasing the budget for the SME instrument.

  • Jo's picture

    I totally agree! There is no chance to help European entrepreneurs, if the chances of getting funding fluctuates around 4%. Something is clearly wrong with SME Instrument, namely too low budget ...

  • Marcel's picture

    I agree as well, I think it's time for the EC to review the instrument and increase its budget. Especially considering the number of applicants and the high number of applications that are well above the threshold, but still do not get selected....

  • Esoubi's picture

    Is there any data on how many proposal pass the treshold value in the evaluation and do not receive fundings?

  • martizr's picture

    It varies from a cut-off to another and from a topic to another but for Phase 2 - March cut-off we had 230 projects above the application threshold and 37 funded.

    Erwan @EASME

  • Esoubi's picture

    I have found this comments by Bernd Reichert, head of unit at the Executive Agency for SMEs, indicating that only 12% of the projects did pass the treshold:

    http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/77055/The-SME-instrument-tips-and-tr...

  • khaapea's picture

    Great to see that the amount is that high. I agree with the previous comments that the budget should be raised. There will be a huge amount of projects that won't get funded because of the great amount of excellent proposals.

  • Jack Stern's picture

    Guys,
    You shouldn't be erasing comments from your website and what's more you should make sure this time evaluation gets fair because erased comments could have been screenshot and malpractices described in these comments are gonna get public anyway.
    Shalom

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