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Our expertise

Our expertise

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Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It aims at supporting breakthrough innovation that have the potential to increase European competitiveness and leadership.

Horizon 2020 supports innovation projects from early stage academic research to industrialisation and market replication through several funding instruments. Some are dedicated to highly innovative SMEs and start-ups and detailed below.

SME Instrument grants are particularly interesting for solo applicants: 95% of Phase 1 and 84% of Phase 2 applications were submitted by single companies. [source]

Note on Brexit consequences for UK applicants:

UK companies will still be able to apply to Horizon 2020 competitions until the end of the programme, in December 2020. At this stage, the European Commission has issued strict guidelines to reviewers against discriminating UK applicants.
Although the number of applicants diminished, we have not seen a drop in British success rates.                      [read more here]

Reccurent funding instruments

Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)

calls per year

3

5%

average success rate

€3M

grants up to

1-2

years

project duration

SME Instrument Phase 1: Feasibility Study

4

calls per year

6

months: average project duration

8%

average success rate

€50k

lum-sum grant

SME Instrument Phase 2: From lab to market

calls per year

4

1-2

years

project duration

5%

average success rate

€1.6M

average grant size

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