SME Instrument: EU to invest €8.8 million in 184 innovative businesses

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SME Instrument Phase 1 results November 2016 cut-off

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.

The funding is provided under Phase 1 of the instrument, which means that each project will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies for new products that can disrupt the market. They can also ask for up to three days of free business coaching

In this fourth and last round in 2016, the European Commission received 2091 proposals by the cut-off date of 9 November. The 184 SMEs selected for funding proposed 176 projects in total (multiple SMEs can be involved in one project).

Most of the projects funded were in the area of transport (29). It was closely followed by ICT (26) and health (21).

Spanish SMEs were particularly successful with 52 beneficiaries accepted for funding, followed by firms from Italy (24) and the UK (13). Since the launch of the programme on 1 January 2014, 2024 SMEs have been selected under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument.

The next cut-off for Phase 1 is 15 February 2017.

 

SME Instrument Phase 1 Results November 2016 cut-off
SME Instrument Phase 1 Results November 2016 cut-off
SME Instrument Phase 1 Results November 2016 cut-off
SME Instrument Phase 1 Results November 2016 cut-off

Find out more about the 184 new beneficiaries and their projects in the SME Instrument data hub:

 

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  • SRB | Wed, 21/12/2016 - 12:05
    Data on submissions?

    Thanks for providing detailed data on the funded projects under this round. Previously you provided the same level of details for submissions (eg. distribution across topics), but this has not been the case for this round(?). More details on submissions are really very helpful.

    Can we expect detailed data on the submissions for the Phase 1 November 2016 round?

    Thank you.

  • faturma | Tue, 03/01/2017 - 14:45
    Data on submission

    The data on November's submissions can be found on the participant portal under call updates - click on "More"
    A total number of 2030 proposals were submitted in response to the SME-1 (Phase I) November 9th 2016 cut-off (H2020-SMEINST-1-2016_09-11-2016). The number of proposals for each topic is shown below:

    Topic: Total
    SMEInst-01-2016-2017 478
    SMEInst-02-2016-2017 159
    SMEInst-03-2016-2017 55
    SMEInst-04-2016-2017 31
    SMEInst-05-2016-2017 115
    SMEInst-06-2016-2017 222
    SMEInst-07-2016-2017 186
    SMEInst-08-2016-2017 26
    SMEInst-09-2016-2017 183
    SMEInst-10-2016-2017 162
    SMEInst-11-2016-2017 174
    SMEInst-12-2016-2017 155
    SMEInst-13-2016-2017 84
    Grand Total 2030

    http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

    Best regards and a happy new year 2017. Marie @EASME

  • Cathrine Nygaard | Wed, 04/01/2017 - 13:28
    SME Instrument Data

    Hello,

    I too miss more information and transparency regarding the submission and approval data. In the old excel sheet you used to publish, I could see vast information regarding each topic and cut-off: No. of applications, no. of applications above threshold, no. of projects funded etc. This information does not seem to be available anymore. This is indeed a shame, as it gave valuable information. The new data hub is nice and clearly more visual - but simply does not provide any of this specific information.

    I hope Easme will reconsider publishing the specific data as they did before. I feel the data hub is insufficient and does not show full transparency. Neither does the information published at the participants portal.

    If I have misunderstood, please direct my to the place where I can find the information I am looking for.

    Best regards,
    Cathrine Christensen
    http://www.teknologiudvikling.dk

  • faturma | Wed, 04/01/2017 - 14:02
    Dear Catherine,

    Dear Catherine,
    the datahub contains information on funded projects. Information on submissions will be published after each cut - off. The Excel table will not be published anymore.

    Best, Marie @EASME

Stefania | Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:24
Submission by country

Hello,
where can I find data on submissions by countries in response to the SME-1 (Phase I) November 9th 2016 cut-off?
In particular, I would need specific data about submissions from Italy, Spain and UK (usually the top three countries as far as submission is concerned)

Thank you in advance
Stefania

  • faturma | Thu, 12/01/2017 - 11:06
    Dear Stefania, regarding the

    Dear Stefania, regarding the topic breakdown, the information can be found on the Participant portal
    http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

    A total number of 2030 proposals were submitted in response to the SME-1 (Phase I) November 9th 2016 cut-off (H2020-SMEINST-1-2016_09-11-2016). The number of proposals for each topic is shown below:

    Topic: Total
    SMEInst-01-2016-2017 478
    SMEInst-02-2016-2017 159
    SMEInst-03-2016-2017 55
    SMEInst-04-2016-2017 31
    SMEInst-05-2016-2017 115
    SMEInst-06-2016-2017 222
    SMEInst-07-2016-2017 186
    SMEInst-08-2016-2017 26
    SMEInst-09-2016-2017 183
    SMEInst-10-2016-2017 162
    SMEInst-11-2016-2017 174
    SMEInst-12-2016-2017 155
    SMEInst-13-2016-2017 84
    Grand Total 2030

    As concerns Italy, Spain, UK:

    Country submitted proposal
    Spain 384
    Italy 374
    UK 174

    The next countries with highest number of proposals are Germany (94), France (86) and Poland (82)

    I hope this helps, Marie @EASME

  • Stefania | Thu, 12/01/2017 - 15:32
    Thank You!

    Thank you Marie for your quick and useful answer, it was just the info I needed.
    Best regards
    Stefania

  • Ricardo | Tue, 03/01/2017 - 17:20
    FAQs for applicants and for experts

    Hello and happy new year!
    Could you let us know when the new FAQ 2017 for applicants and the one for experts will be posted on the website? That would be really helpful as the first deadlines of the year are very soon...
    Thank you!

  • faturma | Mon, 09/01/2017 - 16:18
    FAQs

    Dear Ricardo,
    the FAQs for experts will be published by the end of January. For the moment there is no update for FAQs for applicants, but it will probably follow in the Q1 2017.

    Best regards, Marie @EASME

  • Ricardo | Mon, 09/01/2017 - 20:04
    FAQs

    Dear Marie
    Thank you. It is good to know this.
    Best regards,
    Ricardo

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