EIT Raw Material : a new call for SME

Apply for the SME Call to accelerate the commercialisation of your products and services with the support of an EIT Raw Material partner

A new SME strategy for Europe

The EU Commission presented on 11th March a dedicated strategy for SMEs aiming to reduce red tape and help Europe's numerous SMEs to do business across the single market and beyond, access financing and help lead the way on the digital and green transitions.

EU COURT OF AUDITOR REPORT ON SME INSTRUMENT: AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAMME!

The European Court of Auditors – ECA – published the special report dedicated to SME Instrument and confirmed that it is  an effective and innovative programme facing relevant challenges. With €3 billion for 2014-2020, the EU’s SME instrument strives to support innovation in SMEs and start-ups by filling the gap in funding and increasing commercialisation […]

Looking back on 2019: the beginning of optimism for SMEs

Small businesses with international ambitions remain cautiously optimistic about their near-term growth. While optimism levels for turnover, market share and job creation over the coming year slightly fell compared to 2018, they remained broadly consistent with figures for the past two years. The Enterprise Europe Network used survey data from businesses using the Network’s services. […]

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 […]

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 […]