Budget: 25,102,000 euros.
Funding 70% when one of the entities in the consortium company.
Funding 100% when the consortium formed all non-profit entities such. Associations or clusters.
Phase I - project to 06.18.2014 r.
Phase II - project to 09.24.2014 r.
Phase III - to 17.12.2014 r.
Scope: Instrument support for SMEs consists of three separate phases, and support for beneficiaries using coaching and mentoring services.
Draft a business plan based on the proposed idea / concept should contain information about the state of the technology of the entity as well as an economic analysis of the application of innovative idea with the characteristics of innovation for the industry which will be used (new products, processes, technologies, design or new market applications). The initial business plan may also include risk assessment, market research, user involvement, intellectual property (IP) management, developing an innovation strategy, search for partners.
Stage 1 of the project: evaluation of the project concept - max. 10 pages. The proposal should include a preliminary business plan based on the proposed idea / concept and criteria for success of the initiative. Funding will be provided in the form of a lump sum of EUR 50,000. Delivery time about 6 months.
The best ideas have the ability to get to the second phase In this phase, efforts should focus on research activities and the creation of innovative leading technology demonstrator, prototype testing, the use of industrial design, etc.. And ultimately shaping the product maturity and placing it on the market. Particular attention should be paid to the protection of intellectual property. Applications should include a specification of the results of the project, including the first commercialization plan and criteria for success. Period of the project: from 12 to 24 months. (preferred projects from 0.5 to 2.5 million euro).
Besides the SME sector entities may use indirect measures and support services, as well as access to financial instruments in the context of access to risk finance the work program. Selected beneficiaries will be offered coaching and mentoring services - support during phase 1 and phase 2 This service will be available through the Enterprise Europe Network, and provided by a dedicated coach. Coaches and Mentors will be recruited from the central database, managed by the Commission. Support may include assistance in identifying potential growth, develop a plan for the development and strengthening of management skills, and develop their own abilities in coaching.
Types of activities:
- Stimulating innovation potential of small and medium-sized enterprises to low emission energy.
- Eco-innovation and sustainable supply of raw materials.
- Biotechnology-based SMEs - to stimulate industrial processes to increase competitiveness.
- Clinical trials of biomarkers.
- Eco-innovative food production and efficient processing
- Acceleration placing on the market of products using nanotechnology