The SME Instrument becomes the EIC Accelerator, offering optional equity investment in addition to a grant
From the 6 June 2019 innovative companies can apply for a grant of up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can amount up to €15 million. The aim is to increase support for […]
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and their protection is important for promoting innovation and creativity and improving competitiveness. the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME) aims at creating a supportive economic environment. The IPA4SME is one of COSME funded initiatives aiming to provide SMEs with advice, financial support and guidance on IPR. PA4SME –boosting […]
The EDIDP 2019 calls are now open. Earlier this week, DG Grow organised the Info Day for EDIDP, the European defence industrial development programme. This programme offers co-financing for collaborative defence development projects with a budget of €500 million for 2019-2020. EDIDP serves as the pilot for EDF (European Defence Fund), which will run from 2021-2027.
Enhanced European Innovation Council: From the SME Instrument Phase 1 and Phase 2 to Pathfinder and Accelerator
The Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing high-risk, breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It pilots two new schemes developed on the experience on FET-Open and SME instrument funding schemes: the EIC Pathfinder pilot (grant only), comprising FET-Open and […]