In the morning session we will present you the following international funding programmes:
Horizon 2020: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation
programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Work programmes announce the specific research and innovation areas that will be funded through calls for proposals. Many calls require at least three partners from three different countries.
More information: www.ec.europa.eu/horizon2020
Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and ICT Innovation for Manufacturing (I4MS): SAE and I4MS are EU initiatives offering several funding opportunities for companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and mid-caps, to implement and test digital innovations to develop new products, processes and services within the framework of the European network of Digital Innovation Hubs that offer access to technology-testing, financing advice, market intelligence and networking opportunities.
SME Instrument: SME Instrument funds innovative small and medium-sized enterprises with demonstrated potential to develop and bring to market new products, services and business models that could drive economic growth. The programme, which is part of Horizon 2020, enables single companies to benefit from two-phase support for feasibility assessment and for innovation development and demonstration. On top of the grant, SME Instrument beneficiaries have access to free-of-charge business coaching and a wide range of business acceleration services to foster the commercial exploitation of their innovation.
Eureka: EUREKA is a long-established public network, present in over 40 countries. It is committed to stimulating the competitiveness of European industry by promoting international, market-oriented research and innovation. Businesses and other participants in a EUREKA project consortium decide the way the project comes together and evolves, from the 'bottom up'. They decide on the project's duration and ist outcome. EUREKA believes this fast and flexible approach is the most effective way for an innovation to reach the market.
More information: www.eurekanetwork.org
Eurostars: Eurostars is the first joint EU-EUREKA funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to R&D-performing SMEs. With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised. A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
More information: www.eurostars-eureka.eu
Experts for these funding programmes will be on site available to answer all your questions.