Preparation of an investment-readiness scheme
Specific challenge: Europe lags behind other regions in technology transfer and the commercialisation of R&I. Lack of early-stage investment is a major factor contributing to this situation. Facilitating the interaction of potential investors with innovative SMEs and small midcaps participating in FP7 or Horizon 2020, together with preparing firms and entrepreneurs to negotiate more effectively with such investors, can help address this problem. In a complementary manner, investors can be trained to better understand the technologies and applications developed through FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects and thus make sounder decisions about their commercialisation potential.
Scope: Proposals should at minimum address:
The main domains attracting equity investments for R&I — such as cleantech, ICT and medtech — should be targeted, along with a generic approach to other domains.
Proposers must have and must demonstrate a significant track-record in the investment-readiness field and also in-depth knowledge of early-stage investment.
Proposals must include a draft plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results of the activities undertaken.
DG Research & Innovation will ensure that companies taking part in Horizon 2020's SME Instrument have fast-track access to this investment-readiness scheme.
Type of action: Coordination & Support Action (CSA).
|Publication date||2013-12-11||Deadline Date||2014-04-15 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)|
|Budget||€2,500,000||Main Pillar||Industrial Leadership|