Innovation in SMEs

Innovation in SMEs provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond.

Background information about this programme can be found in the Workprogramme beneath, containing in 2019-2020 mainly INNOSUP topics.

These actions are designed to provide opportunities to Member States and regions to enhance their services through collaboration, and peer-learning. The emphasis is on further testing new approaches for better innovation support, such as blockchain technologies, workplace innovation, a network for Open Innovation, training on advanced manufacturing, experimentation in innovation agencies and a tool for investors in financing SMEs.

The EIC pilot was launched on 27th October 2017. The Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot aims to support top-class innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with bright ideas that are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally.

All information related to the EIC pilot can be found on the dedicated EIC pilot programme page on this website. 


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Testimony (SME) - AVIA-GIS

Testimony (SME) - AVIA-GIS


Successful participation of stakeholders in Flanders in Horizon 2020

This overview is a first in a series of periodic overviews of successful Flemish participants in Horizon 2020 projects. A summary can be found on page one. A more detailed overview of these projects and participants can be found from page 2 onwards.

Submitted proposals - INNOSUP-05-2018-2020

In response to the call, the following number of proposals were received

15 March 2018: 8

18 October 2018: 11

13 March 2019: 12

16 October 2019: 19

17 March 2020: 21

14 October 2021: 32

Source: Funding and Tender Portal

Proposals submitted - H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

A total number of 4223 proposals were submitted in response to the EIC Accelerator pilot (SME Instrument) October 7th, 2020 cut-off (H2020-EIC-SMEINST-2-2020-07_10-2020).

Source: Funding and Tender Portal