“SME Instrument” funding from the European Commission is now open

March 3, 2014

Funding Scheme: 2014-03-03

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Ispcrd: Yes


Small and medium-sized companies can now apply for funds which will allow them to valorize their innovative ideas and to put them on the market. For the next programming period, the “SME Instrument” will make available up to 3 billion euro in funding in this area. This instrument is part of the Horizon 2020 programme.


Funding is competitive and project proposals have to be in line with call topics published on the Participant Portal, the gateway to EU research funding. In 2014, some €250 million of funding will be available under the SME Instrument‘s permanently open call. Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn will speak at an information event for SME organisations in Brussels on March 3.

Url description: Press room - European Commission

Url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=1410&obj_id=19310&dt_code=NWS&lang=en