On September 24, the deadline for submitting proposals in Phase 1 of the SME Instrument of the Horizon2020 program was completed. EASME ( Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized enterprises ) received 1944 new proposals, which amounts to more than 4600 with those submitted in June.
The ranking by countries continues as last June, with Italy leading the number of applications (351), followed by Spain (283), United Kingdom (149), Germany (128), France (93), and Hungary (91 ).
The topic with the highest number of proposals is ODI ( Open Disruptive Innovation ) with 608, followed by energy systems with low carbon emissions with 268, nanotechnologies (234) and eco-innovations and raw materials (199)
The result of the evaluation is expected to be available by November 2014.
The list of the first 155 beneficiaries of the SME Instrument in phase 1 was published on September 18. Those selected will receive € 50,000 to finance feasibility studies of the projects and may benefit from up to three days of coaching.
From INBIOTIC-ESMEDAGRO as a consultant of the HORIZON2020 We invite you to participate in the next call for which we will offer you the necessary advice. The next date for the submission of proposals to phase 1 is December 17, 2014.