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Innovation and Impact

Are you active in the field of nanotechnology, materials or manufacturing technologies? Are you looking for new funding sources for you SME industrial projects? INCOMERA is the answer for you...

Through a series of transnational joint calls, INCOMERA will fund innovation services, will facilitate the transfer of knowledge on policy mixtures and funding tools in order to support cross-sectorial, cross regional projects.

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Funding exploitable research outcomes

EUREKA – EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of national funding on innovation aiming to boost the productivity & competitiveness of European industries. The network integrates over 40 pan-European economies, but also includes Israel, South Korea, and Canada.

COSME - the new EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) will run from 2014 to 2020.

Access to risk finance: under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar of Horizon2020, this specific objective will help companies and other types of organisation engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance.

ESIF (European Structural and Investment Fund): Synergies between Horizon2020 and the regional funding are about amplifying the research and innovation investments and their impact and carrying innovative ideas further along the innovation cycle to bring them to the market. Synergies are thus about obtaining more impacts on competitiveness, jobs and growth by combining ESIF and H2020 and other EU instruments in a strategic manner.

Gate2Growth – This pan-European business platform, initiated by the European Commission, supports innovative European entrepreneurs who seek financing. It also helps innovation professionals (e.g. venture capitalists, technology incubator managers, technology transfer officers) foster networking and knowledge exchange among entrepreneurs.

Invest Europe (formerly the EVCA) – promotes and facilitates European venture capital and private equity. It provides information services for members and creates networking opportunities.

European Business Angels network(EBAN) - EBAN is the representative in Brussels through direct and indirect membership of more than 250 business angel networks in Europe.


European Committee for Standardisation(CEN-CENELEC) - Through its services, CEN-CENELEC provides a platform for the development of European standards and other technical specifications.

Intellectual property

IPR HelpDesk: The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

European Patent Office – The EPO provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.

OHIM - The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is the official trade marks and designs office of the European Union. It registers the Community trade mark (CTM) and registered Community design (RCD).

Support to SMEs

Enterprise Europe Network - EEN helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace.


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