Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Ideas from Europe development and scaling

Ideas from Europe development and scaling
Published on: 18/01/2018 Last update: 19/02/2020
Deadline: 15/03/2018
This call for proposals concerns the further development and scaling of 'Ideas from Europe', an initiative developed by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economy and the SME Envoys.

Number: 279/G/GRO/SME/17/C/019a

Objectives and description

The call aims to support the scaling of businesses by identifying and removing roadblocks so that existing and future entrepreneurs in the same or closely relating sectors or lines of business can scale more easily. It thereby fosters the transfer of knowledge and experience, entrepreneurial culture and entrepreneurship.

The overall objective of the call is to support new or aspiring European entrepreneurs in the crucial phase of growing their business. 

Eligible applicants

Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible:

  • EU countries
  • COSME participating countries
  • Applications must be submitted by a legal person
  • Corporate bodies must be properly constituted and registered under the law. If a body or organisation is not constituted under the law, a physical person must be designated to provide the legal responsibility.

Submission of proposals

All documents and additional information can be found below.

Applications must comply with the requirements set out in the full text and be submitted using the forms provided.

Applicants should use Electronic Submission System (SEP) to submit the proposal. You will need to create an EU Login account (formerly ECAS) if you do not already have one.

The deadline for electronic submission is 15 March 2018 at 16:00 (Brussels time).

Additional information for applicants

To know more about the practical conditions, please check the Ideas from Europe's website.


Questions related to the content of this call should be submitted by sending an e-mail to: Only questions sent to this functional mailbox will be answered.

Answers will be published periodically and within a reasonable period of time on this page.

Deadline for submitting questions related to the content of this call: 23 February 2018.

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 on this page. The European Commission does not accept responsibility for any use made of the information contained therein.