Innovation, research and technology
Here you can find a range of websites to help SMEs involved in innovation, research and technology, access funding.
A guide to EU research funding for SMEs
This page helps small firms find out if they are an SME, what opportunities are on offer and how to get personalised advice and guidance.
The Eurostars Joint Programme provides finance tailored to the needs of small firms, supporting their participation in international projects in the fields of research and innovation.
Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC)
Small businesses can join a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) to form partnerships with other key actors including research organisations, research funders and governments.
The Third Health Programme
The Third Health Programme programme funds joint actions and exchanges of experience and best practice between Member States, and actions aimed at harmonising methodologies in health care.
Galileo is the European initiative to develop a global satellite navigation system. The regulation providing for Galileo allows the programme to fund R&I activities pertaining to fundamental elements of the satellite system, such as electronic components and receivers. The corresponding budget is limited to €100 million for 2014-20.
For more information on Horizon 2020
Horizon aims to improve a business’ competitiveness by investing in research and innovation. Application processes have been made simpler to help SMEs get funding.
Research & Innovation Participant Portal
Businesses can search on this portal for funding across a variety of EU research and innovation programmes.