SME support & innovation
Pond building to support fire-bellied toad and other rare amphibiansHabitat destruction and degradation over recent decades has left the fire-bellied toad extinct in parts of Lower Saxony, and other amphibians at risk. 300 planned new breeding ponds can help re-establish populations.
Sustainable buildings for Europe’s climate-neutral futureSustainable construction is set to play a big part in meeting the European Union’s climate and energy goals. EU funding supports projects in the building sector to lower emissions, become climate-resilient and deliver the EU’s climate and energy policies.
2025 SMEs apply for funding under EIC SME InstrumentThe European Commission received 2025 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the last cut-off date of the SME Instrument in this form on 5 June 2019. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 40 countries submitted proposals. Companies that pass the initial selection stage will be invited to Brussels, to pitch in front of a Jury of investors and business experts during the week of 8-12 July 2019.