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SME Instrument (phase 2)

Key features of the call for projects

Porteur(s) de projet : PME

Opening date: November 7th, 2017

Date de clôture : October 9th, 2019

Dimension : Europe


Type de financement : Subvention

Thématique(s) médicale(s) : All

Secteur(s) industriel(s) :

Phase 2 helps to develop the business concept further into a market-ready product, service or process aligned with the company's growth strategy. Activities could, for example, include trials, prototyping, validation, demonstration and testing in real-world conditions, and market replication. If the activity concerns a primarily technological innovation, a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6 or above is envisaged. You can subcontract work essential for your innovation project.


Deadline of cut-off

  • 05 June 2019
  • 9 October 2019


You can apply to Phase 1 as a means of preparing for Phase 2, or you can apply directly to Phase 2.


The proposal must be based on a strategic business plan that was either developed in Phase 1 or by another means. Your proposal must specify the expected outcome of the project and criteria for success, as well as the expected impacts on your company in both qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market size, IP management, sales, return on investment, or profitability). You must pay particular attention to IP protection and ownership, and present convincing evidence or measures to ensure the possibility of commercial exploitation (often known as 'freedom to operate'). You should also address regulatory and standardisation issues.


Grant funding is provided (funding rate 70%) of between €0.5 million and €2.5 million. You can request a higher or lower amount, duly justified, when applying.


Your project should normally take 12 to 24 months to complete, but could be longer in exceptional and well-justified cases.


Link to the participant portal

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