CAPACITIES

0 M€ in open calls for proposals for a total budget of 4.097 M€.
Grants for subcontracting at least 2 Technology Experts on behalf of 3 or more SMEs established in 2 or more EU Member or Associated States, for the development of innovative products, services or processes; as well as other grants to enhance Europe’s R&D and innovation capacities.

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  GRANTS FOR RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SMES
SME.2012.1 Research for SME CALL CLOSED
The objective of this scheme is to directly support SMEs in the project to outsource their research activities.This is a highly competitive programme with a high number of proposals, which demonstrates the interest of SMEs for the scheme and the...
SME.2012.2 Research for SME Associations CALL CLOSED
The objective of this scheme is to indirectly support SMEs through their associations /groupings to outsource research activities.This programme targets SME associations which act on behalf of their members to identify and address common technological...
SME.2012.3 Demonstration Activity CALL CLOSED
The objective of this action is to prove (demonstrate) the viability of a new solution (itself a successful outcome of a research project) that offers a potential economic advantage but which cannot be directly commercialised as further technological...
SME.2013.1 Research for SME CALL CLOSED
The objective of this scheme is to directly support SMEs in the project to outsource their research activities.This is a highly competitive programme with a high number of proposals, which demonstrates the interest of SMEs for the scheme and the...
SME.2013.2 Research for SME Associations CALL CLOSED
The objective of this scheme is to indirectly support SMEs through their associations /groupings to outsource research activities.This programme targets SME associations which act on behalf of their members to identify and address common technological...
SME.2013.3 Demonstration Activity CALL CLOSED
The objective of this action is to prove (demonstrate) the viability of a new solution (itself a successful outcome of a research project) that offers a potential economic advantage but which cannot be directly commercialised as further technological...
SME.2013.4 Coordination and Support Action CALL CLOSED
The Commission, in its proposal for the SME support in the forthcoming programme Horizon 2020, has put strong emphasis on the development of a direct face-to-face mentoring and coaching support to SMEs desiring to innovate.Such a support function...
Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and
innovation.

Specific actions in support of SMEs are conceived to support SMEs or SME associations that need to outsource research: mainly low to medium-tech SMEs with little or no research capability.

Research intensive SMEs may participate as providers of research services or outsource research to complement their core research capability.

Actions will be carried out in the entire field of science and technology with a bottom-up approach and will include support
of demonstration and other activities to facilitate the exploitation of research results, ensuring complementarity with the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.

Financial means will be allocated through two schemes:
— Research for SMEs: To support small groups of innovative SMEs to solve common or complementary technological problems.

— Research for SME associations: To support SME associations and SME groupings to develop technical solutions to problems common to large numbers of SMEs in specific industrial sectors or segments of the value chain.