SME Instrument: €13 million for feasibility studies (Phase 1)

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293 SMEs from 30 countries have been selected in the latest round of under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument. For each project, the participants will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies. They can also request up to three days of business coaching.

For this phase, the Commission received 2,363 proposals by the third cut-off date of Phase 1 on 17 December 2014. 320 received an evaluation score above the application threshold and 259 or 81% have been selected for funding.

Together with the first two selection rounds earlier in 2014, Spanish SMEs have been particularly successful in Phase 1 with 129 beneficiaries in total accepted for funding, followed by firms from Italy (108) and the UK (81). Since the launch of the programme on 1st January 2014, 655 SMEs have been selected under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument and shared almost €30 million. Check the list of beneficiaries

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Number of Phase 1 beneficiaries per country (cumulated)

Table: Number of Phase 1 beneficiaries per country (cumulated)

SME Instrument: beneficiaries, projects and funding overview
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Ursula | Fri, 30/09/2016 - 13:47
SME instrument applicants

The available data provides information on the number of applications to Phase 1 and Phase 2 per country. Is it possible to find the number of applications per region (I am particularly interested in data for Poland)?

  • martizr | Mon, 03/10/2016 - 08:51
    Unfortunately this

    Unfortunately this information in not available as applicants are not asked to mention their region. We only have country and city.

    Erwan @EASME

  • Urszula | Mon, 03/10/2016 - 13:13
    Thank you for replying. The

    Thank you for replying. The city of the applicant would also be enough to determine the region. Is it then possible to have the data for applicants for Poland?

  • martizr | Mon, 03/10/2016 - 14:00
    This information is available

    This information is available on the statistics page:

    Erwan @EASME

  • Urszula | Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:30
    Yes, the information

    Yes, the information available concerns the number of applications from each country, but nothing more specific. The data that interests me most are the names of applicants (not beneficiaries) from cities in Poland. Is it possible?

  • martizr | Fri, 21/10/2016 - 08:13
    No it's not possible, this

    No it's not possible, this information is confidential.

    Erwan @EASME

  • Jenny | Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:44
    Collaboartive SME projects

    Hello, is it possible to know what percentage of SME instrument proposals & winners involve more than 1 SME? Thanks.

  • faturma | Fri, 21/10/2016 - 15:20
    Dear Jenny, it is around 7%

    Dear Jenny, it is around 7% per Phase 1 and 17% per Phase 2 (both proposals and winners).
    Best, Marie @EASME

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