SME Instrument: 2596 proposals seek funding under Phase 1

This image shows the number of applications per country for SME Instrument Phase 1 November 2017 cut-off

Small and medium-sized businesses selected funding under the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase receive a lump-sum of €50.000 from the EU to co-finance up to 70% of their innovation project.

Most proposals were submitted in the topics ICT (668) ICT for health (260) followed by sustainable food and agriculture (239) and nanotechnologies (238). The largest number of proposals was submitted by Italian applicants (440) followed by Spanish (403), French (150) and British (147) applicants. 97% of applicants were single SMEs.

The European Commission received 2596 proposals from 43 countries for SME Instrument Phase 1 before the latest cut-off date on 9 November 2017. The initial cut-off date of 7 November was extended by two days due to miscommunication on the Participant Portal.

Interactive map, figures and statistics - check our new environment data hub!

Are you part of an environment project funded by Horizon 2020? And are you looking for a potential partner? Or do you want to know more about projects in your field or country? Here's the new way to navigate through all this information in a dynamic and easy way: the environment data hub!

With this application it is now possible to simply search and filter projects by topic (earth observation, circular economy, climate services, raw materials etc.), country, project type, year (start or end date) and budget range. You can do this by clicking on the blue arrow on the left side of the map.

Besides this, each project has a summary that includes some information about the project, the participants and a link for their website. This means that in a few clicks you'll be able to find lots of useful data!

The new SME Instrument data hub goes live!

Interactive figures and statistics, an easily loadable map with all the companies funded by the SME Instrument, a list of projects in your business area or region – you name it! Our new interactive data hub goes live today and will be able to cater for all your needs. 

Here's how it works. By navigating on the top left of the data hub bar you can choose to generate either the map, the list of projects or statistics. All of these are interactive. You can zoom into the map to find the companies funded by the SME Instrument in your region. Clicking on the pin (red for coordinators and green for partners) will generate the explanation and details about the project.

The list of projects on the other hand allows you to browse all our projects by country, topic, budget, date and by phase. 

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