European SME CR&D Opportunities

 

MG-1.3-2017: Maintaining Industrial Leadership in Aeronautics

Proposed actions should address one or several of the following priority areas:
- Condition-based health management
- new generation materials and composite structures, validation of new simulation and design methodologies, advanced manufacturing methods, including out-of-autoclave, joining between composites similar or dissimilar media fatigue and damage tolerance behaviour and the related structural health monitoring and repair methodologies, long term behaviour and degradation of eco-efficient surface protection
- Internal and external Electromagnetic Environment technologies addressing at large electromagnetic immunity problems
- Development and validation of multi-disciplinary design tools

 

EC Contri: €5M - €9M
Deadline: 2017
1st Deadline: 26th January 2017

2nd Stage: 19th October 2017

 

 

Horizon2020 SME Instrument Calls

The SME instrument addresses the financing needs of internationally oriented SMEs, in implementing high-risk and high-potential innovation ideas. It aims at supporting projects with a European dimension that lead to radical changes in how business (product, processes, services, marketing etc.) is done. It launches companies into new markets, promote growth, and create high returns of investment. The SME instrument addresses all types of innovative SMEs so as to be able to promote growth champions in all sectors.

The SME instrument calls consists of three phases, including a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 or directly to phase 2. In phase 1, a feasibility study shall be developed in order to verify 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.In phase 2, innovation projects will be supported that address the specific challenges identified and that demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan. 

We have picked out a select few calls from this programme which we think will be most relevant, however to see a full list click here.  

These calls have mutiple cut off dates. Please see each individual call for information on upcoming cut-off dates. 

 

SMEinst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system

SMEs play a crucial role in developing resource-efficient, cost-effective and affordable technology solutions to decarbonise and make more efficient the energy system in a sustainable way. They are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the legal base of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy', in particular with regard to:

  • Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint by smart and sustainable use (including energy-efficient products and services as well as 'Smart Cities and Communities')
  • Low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply (including renewable energy as well as carbon capture and storage and re-use)
  • Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources
  • A single, smart European electricity grid
  • New knowledge and technologies, and Robust decision making and public engagement

Phase 1 Application Cut-off dates: 

15 February 2017 17:00:00 
03 May 2017 17:00:00 
06 September 2017 17:00:00 
08 November 2017 17:00:00 

Phase 2 Application Cut-off dates:

18 January 2017 17:00:00 
06 April 2017 17:00:00 
01 June 2017 17:00:00 
18 October 2017 17:00:00 

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SMEinst-02-2016-2017. Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs

Research results should be taken up by industry, harvesting the hitherto untapped potential of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processing technologies. The goal is to create added value by creatively combining existing research results with other necessary elements, to transfer results across sectors where applicable, to accelerate innovation and eventually create profit or other benefits. The research should bring the technology and production to industrial readiness and maturity for commercialisation after the project.

Phase 1 Application Cut-off dates:

15 February 2017 17:00:00 
03 May 2017 17:00:00 
06 September 2017 17:00:00 
08 November 2017 17:00:00

Phase 2 Application Cut-off dates:

18 January 2017 17:00:00 
06 April 2017 17:00:00 
01 June 2017 17:00:00 
18 October 2017 17:00:00

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