Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument
The SME Instrument is pivotal for boosting the participation of SMEs and achieving results in the “Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies” and the “Societal Challenges” themes. The SME Instrument has budget around €3 billion and provides support for single SMEs or consortium of SMEs, assesses the market viability of their ideas at the high-risk stage, and helps them to develop these ideas further. Moreover, there is available funding for business coaching, and guidance on how to identify and attract private investors.
For more information, please see: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en