Support is available for a large number of early stage high risk SMEs in the ICT sector that has the ability to produce innovative products or services that will disrupt, change, or even replace existing markets.

Implemented through the SME instrument, the Open Disruptive Innovation (ODI) Scheme provides support for small businesses that are proposing innovative ICT products or services that apply a new set of rules and have the potential to disrupt existing markets.

The SME Instrument works in three separate but complementary phases. This call refers to the deadlines for Phase 1, which covers the assessment of technical feasibility and market potential of new ideas.  The project will be supported through a lump sum of 50 000 EUR and the typical duration should be 6 months.

Objectives of the ODI scheme

  • Nurture promising innovative and disruptive ideas
  • Support prototyping, validation, and demonstration in real world conditions
  • Help with commercialisation and market uptake

Deadlines for application

First round: 18/06/2014 at 17:00pm (CET)

Second round: 24/09/14 at 17:00pm (CET)

Third round: 17/12/14 at 17:00pm (CET)

Access to the call

Access to the call is available through the Participant Portal on the Horizon 2020 website

Information Events

  • 24 January 2014, Brussel's Information Day on Open Disruptive Innovation in Horizon 2020 Work Programme

Background Documents