Dear Arda, the aim of the action is to support SMEs in recruiting specialised profiles (PhD holders) that are not available at the local/national level. Consequently the recruitment of the profile is done after the selection of the companies. If the profile is a shareholder of the SME this exclude him/her from applying. Furthermore he/she will probably not comply with the transnational criteria. In fact the researcher must come from a different country than the place of employment (irrespective of his/her nationality). This means that at the time of recruitment (September 2017), researchers must have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country where the company is established for no more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date (from 01/09/2014 until 31/08/2017).