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17 UK SMEs awarded €50,000 of EU funding to bring innovations to market
Examples of projects selected for funding include:
- a cost-effective, ultra-compact MRI-guided therapy system for diagnosis and immediate treatment of Parkinson's Disease;
- a three-dimensional optoacoustic imaging for safe breast cancer screening;
- PnuBioVax™ the next-generation vaccine for a personalised and effective immune response against Streptococcus pneumoniae;
- a digital non-contact measurement system for the structural monitoring of large structures and geotechnical
engineering projects to check for degrading;
- a next generation telecommunication platform based on a nano-satellites constellation to mention a few.
In total, 277 SMEs were selected from 25 EU member states for a share of the €13.7m of funding. The UK has the seventh highest number of beneficiaries.
Map of companies selected
The SME Instrument is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot which supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with funding opportunities and acceleration services.
Launched on the 18 March 2019 from 5 June the EIC SME instrument will be renamed the EIC Accelerator Pilot and will feature the possibility of applying for grant or grant and equity funding.