Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Innovation in SMEs

12/09/2016
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Bank Ukraine today signed a loan guarantee deal that will offer small and medium-sized companies in Ukraine easier access to risk capital for the development of innovative ideas. Read more
11/08/2016
The European Commission is awarding €32 million to bring innovative ideas to market quicker. The 15 benefiting projects, involving 70 partners in 19 countries, will receive around €2 million each under the fifth round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) scheme. Read more
27/07/2016
The European Commission will invest a total of €90 million coming from new Horizon 2020 grants in 65 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 18 countries. Read more
20/07/2016
With a budget of €10 million, the "Society and Enterprise" panel of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, will fund experienced researchers at post-doctoral level and beyond for 1 to 2 years outside academia. You can apply until 14 September 2016. Read more
05/07/2016
The European Commission will invest a total of €86 million coming from new Horizon 2020 grants in 236 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 31 countries. Read more
21/06/2016

A more advanced computer model and measurement approach enable manufacturers to more accurately predict tyre performance on the road. Developed by an EU-funded project, the model and approach could aid in the design of higher-performing, safer and quieter tyres and boost the industry's competitiveness.

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From 26/09/2016 to 27/09/2016
Incheba conference centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event. Read more
From 27/06/2016 to 30/06/2016
Berlin

The ‘Marine Microbiome – Discovery & Innovation’ is a unique event which brings the worlds of industry and science in the field of marine biotechnology face-to-face in a format designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences.

The latest discoveries and innovations from the academic world will be shared with industry with the aim of generating new commercial opportunities.

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24/06/2016
Amsterdam

A lunch workshop on the SME Instrument will be held at the Industrial Technologies Conference in Amsterdam on 24 June 2016.

Four SMEs will be pitching their projects from 12.20-12.45, and you will receive more information about the Horizon 2020 SME Funding Instrument which is targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises.

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26/05/2016
Innovation Deals, a new pilot scheme launched by the European Commission today, aim to help innovators with promising solutions to environmental issues to navigate regulatory challenges to bringing their ideas to market. Read more

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