Masterclass: winning aspects of a SME Instrument application

Event date: September 26, 201914:00u
End date: September 26, 2019

The Horizon 2020 program stimulates innovation within the SME-branch with a special SME-tool. From 2014 to 2020 the European Committee has made €3 billion available for this special program and is looking for SME’s who are ready to conquer the European market with disruptive ideas for new products, services or processes.

For one hour you will receive full information about the SME Instrument which can raise equity as well as subsidies. A funding varying from €500.000, - to €2,5 million (70% subvention percentage) is available, which, if necessary, can be topped up with Equity (to €15 billion).

This is specially meant for innovative scale-up’s who want to upgrade and launch a new product, service or process to the European (or world) market. The total period of this subvention project is 12 to 24 months. The main goal of this session is not only to provide clarity on the tool itself, but also on the process and the supplementary materials.


Did your organization apply for a Horizon 2020 – SME phase 2 project, but failed to score well? Or do you have plans to submit a project in the near future? In either case we have a workshop for you!

This training is specially designed for SME’s and consultants working on an application for a Horizon 2020 SME phase 2. It offers you the opportunity to discuss the crucial elements of a winning application.

During this training you will learn about the important parts of the SME Instrument and how to adjust your project to the current requirements. You will also start preparing a pitch for a jury. If your pitch is selected, you will have the opportunity to perform your pitch in front of the jury. Furthermore we will discuss if the “Fast Track to Innovation” regulation is a good alternative for your business.

This masterclass is in collaboration with Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and Brainport Network.

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