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We need your investment expertise! Become an evaluator for the SME Instrument

We need your investment expertise! Become an evaluator for the SME Instrument

Do you have what it takes to spot the best of the best among thousands of innovations? Can you spot the brilliant ideas that have the capacity to disrupt the markets? We are looking for investors who are experts in innovation and can bring their know-how to the selection panel. 

As of 2018, the selection procedure of the SME Instrument will be revamped. Preparations are still underway but the goal is to make the SME Instrument more relevant and easier to access for start-ups and breakthrough innovators. Changes include adapting the SME Instrument by introducing an interview stage to evaluate the most promising project proposals.

 

 

How does the evaluation work?

As an evaluator you would participate in the selection process that will have two steps:

  • Step 1- Remote Evaluation: All proposals would be evaluated remotely by 4 independent experts. 
  • Step 2 - The proposals with top-scores will be invited for Interviews by a selection panel of experts in Brussels.

 

Interested? Apply now!

 

Additional information

 

Contact

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The content of this page is for information purposes only. The relevant legal instruments and the text of the call shall take precedence over the information contained in this page. The European Commission or EASME does not accept responsibility for any use made of the information contained therein.

Comments

  • Jacques Putzeys's picture

    I have tried to fill in the link below but have given up
    What does Europe want?
    Experts or administrators that can fill in forms
    https://ecas.ec.europa.eu/cas/logout?url=http%3A%2F%2Fprod00.grants.cc.c...

  • Olga CHILAT's picture

    Thanks for the comments, we hope our support has helped you solving the matter.
    Your SME Instrument Team

  • de potter's picture

    I cannot replace previous skills by new skills.
    The system just keeps all old skills and does NOT enable changes.
    Thanks for any help!

  • Oscar RODRIGUEZ 's picture

    Dear Sir,

    Please send us an e-mail with your query to our e-mail box: EASME-EIC-INVESTORS@ec.europa.eu and we will endeavour to assist you.

    RODRIGUEZ Oscar

  • Sigurd M. Paulsen's picture

    I´ve spent hour trying to fill in the requested information, which was approved , with the exception of the contact details.

  • SME Instrument Team's picture

    Thank you for your comment. We hope you have been able to submit all your data. Otherwise, please send us an e-mail with your query to our e-mail box: EASME-EIC-INVESTORS@ec.europa.eu and we will endeavour to assist you.

  • Anonymous's picture

    how will ensure the EC that the investors participating as evaluators do not reject an interesting project in order to invest themselves, in order to apply for EC funding afterwards when they have already invested in the company?

  • SME Instrument Team's picture

    Thank you for your question. Evaluators act independently and in ways to prevent conflict of interest. According to their contract with us, they must not communicate with the applicants and related third parties during the evaluations or afterwards, except during the hearings.

    Additionally, the final evaluation score of a proposal depends on the median scores of four independent evaluators, strengthening the integrity of the overall evaluation system and of the final scores.

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