Horizon 2020 aims to bridge the gap between research and the market. Access to funding is part of this, helping to ensure that entrepreneurs and businesses have the capital they need to turn their ideas and products into commercial successes.

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Support for entrepreneurs and growing businesses

SME Instrument

The SME Instrument is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot that supports top class innovators, entrepreneurs and small companies with funding opportunities and acceleration services. There are no set topics - innovative companies across the board are welcome to submit their bright ideas.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

Startup Europe Club

The ongoing Startup Europe projects are constantly launching calls for startups, and other opportunities to help entrepreneurs to grow.

Eureka Eurostars

Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world.

Calls for third parties

Public funding to assist beneficiaries, such as start-ups, scale-ups, SME and/or mid-caps, in the uptake or development of digital innovations. 

Support mechanisms

Additionally we recommend to reach out the following entities as they would be more aware about the activities done locally: