Horizon 2020 SME Instrument: investment funding on the table

9 July 2019

Several changes have been made to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The programme is now also open to innovative entrepreneurs seeking to demonstrate, scale-up or market products or technologies in Europe.

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Horizon 2020 SME Instrument changes: Phases 1 and 2

One of the main changes introduces the option of applying for equity or investment funding. This change is part of the closure of Phase 1 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, which invited applications for up to € 50,000 for European market validation.

Horizon 2020 SME Phase 2 will continue to offer funding of between € 500,000 and € 2.5 million. However, in addition to Phase 2 funding, it will also be possible to apply for equity funding of up to € 15 million. Naturally, it is still possible to apply for funding of up to € 2.5 million without applying for equity funding.

Application deadlines Horizon 2020

The following deadlines have been announced for Horizon 2020 SME Phase 2 applications:

  • 19 May 2020
  • 7 October 2020

Find out more about the application procedure.

More information about the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

If you are an entrepreneur developing and marketing innovative technologies in Europe, the SME Instrument offers opportunities for your business.

For more information about Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, contact Kristie Dekkers, innovation consultant, on +31 (0)73 646 5475 or by email. She will be happy to advise you on the opportunities and requirements.

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