The fourth SME Instrument cut-off for 2015 closed this year's application run, ending the year with proof of a growing success as the number of proposals tops 3146.
For the 25 November cut-off, EASME received 2056 proposals for Phase 1. Most proposals concern ICT, followed by innovative business models and health. The country with the largest number of project proposals is Italy followed by Spain and the United Kingdom. For SME Instrument Phase 2, EASME received 1090 proposals. Most proposals were submitted for health, followed by ICT and low carbon and efficient energy systems. Most proposals initiated from Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The number of proposals received in November hit the record number of 3146 total proposals compared to 2833 in September and 2990 in June 2015. Evaluations are now ongoing and results should be available around mid-January if all goes according to plan.
Please bear in mind these figures are provisional.