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Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs
NPM-25-2014-1 (Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument – Phase 1 2014)Link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2539-nmp-25-2014-1.html#tab1 Eligible Countries: EU Member States, The Countries Associated to Horizon 2020, Developing countries as in the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-a-countries-rules_en.pdf Eligible partners: At least one SME . Only applications from for-profit SMEs established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020. Main objective: Enhancing profitability and growth performance of SMEs by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities. Market uptake and distribution of innovations tackling the commercial uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced production technologies in a sustainable way. Increase of private investment in innovation, notably leverage of private co-investor and/or follow-up investments. The expected impact should be clearly described in qualitative and quantitative terms (e.g. on turnover, employment, market seize, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).
Eligible Countries: For the SME Instrument only applications from SMEs established in EU Members States or countries associated to Horizon 2020 as in the following link (not from developing countries): http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-a-countries-rules_en.pdf
Eligible partners: At least one SME. Only applications from for-profit SMEs established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 20204; No concurrent submission or implementation with another phase 1 or phase 2 project.
Main objective: The specific challenge of the actions envisaged under this call could cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for Space (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Specific programme). However, it is considered that actions in the areas of applications, especially in connection to the flagship programmes Galileo and Copernicus, spinning-in (i.e. application of terrestrial solutions to challenges in space) and the development of certain critical technologies could be adequately suited for this call
Financed actions: In phase 1, a feasibility study shall be developed verifying the technological/practical as well as economic viability of an innovation idea/concept with considerable novelty to the industry sector in which it is presented (new products, processes, design, services and technologies or new market applications of existing technologies). The activities could, for example, comprise risk assessment, market study, user involvement, Intellectual Property (IP) management, innovation strategy development, partner search, feasibility of concept and the like to establish a solid high-potential innovation proposal aligned to the enterprise strategy and with a European dimension. Bottlenecks in the ability to increase profitability of the enterprise through innovation shall be detected and analysed during phase 1 and addressed during phase 2 to increase the return in investment in innovation activities.
EU contribution per project: 50,000.00 € Sub-call indicative budget: 0.85 € million Type of financing: reimbursement in form of lump sum Deadline: 2014-09-24 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)