Between 16-17 March 207, European Center for Services Investments and Financing will be at Geneva, Switzerland for an intensive 2 days training on the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. For registrations, please click HERE.
As of 1 January 2017, Switzerland became a full member after two years of partial association. Now, Swiss companies can benefit from the SME Instrument program, from which they were excluded until now. Swiss projects are fully eligible for funding and can receive up € 2.5 million and a world-class coaching under the SME Instrument. The program provides about €3 billion in funding in the period over 2014-2020. The 2017 budget is almost € 440 million for 13 topics.
The cut-off dates for 2017 are as following: Phase 1: 15 February 2017 17:00:00; 03 May 2017 17:00:00; 06 September 2017 17:00:00; 08 November 2017 17:00:00; Phase 2: 18 January 2017 17:00:00; 06 April 2017 17:00:00; 01 June 2017 17:00:00; 18 October 2017 17:00:00.
SME Instrument Topics: SMEInst-01-2016-2017: Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme; SMEInst-02-2016-2017: Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs; SMEInst-03-2016-2017: Dedicated support to biotechnology SMEs closing the gap from lab to market; SMEInst-04-2016-2017: Engaging SMEs in space research and development; SMEInst-05-2016-2017: Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sector; SMEInst-06-2016-2017: Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing Well; SMEInst-07-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors; SMEInst-08-2016-2017: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth; SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system; SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility; SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; SMEInst-12-2016-2017: New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies; SMEInst-13-2016-2017: Engaging SMEs in security research and development.