European Commission – Enterprise and Industry – This website provides information on the EU’s enterprise policy, entrepreneurship, business support, innovation, standardisation and e-business.
The SME instrument consists of three phases (i: feasibility study; ii: support for innovation projects and iii: indirect support measures and services) and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries.
- Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities.
- Market uptake and distribution of innovations tackling the specific challenges outlined in the legal base of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ in a sustainable way.
- Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments.
- The expected impact should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).
Intermediate deadlines(s)2014-06-18 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time) 2014-09-24 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
See on ec.europa.eu