Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument -

Energy, Climate and Transportation

The Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument directly supports European small and medium-sized enterprises with a strong desire to develop, grow, and internationalize their most innovative ideas.

The instrument is relevant for high-tech and research driven companies as well as service companies, and SMEs applying in a consortium or alone. With a successful application to the program, companies will receive:

  • Phase 1: A lump sum of EUR 50,000 towards proof-of-concept and feasibility studies

  • Phase 2: EUR 0.5-2.5M towards innovation development and demonstration activities

  • Support of up to 70% of total project cost

Below are the upcoming deadlines for Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. Expect 1-2 months for the proposal writing process.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 1)

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 1)

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 1)

Deadline: February 15, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 2)

Deadline: April 06, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 2)

Deadline: April 06, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 2)

Deadline: April 06, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 1)

Deadline: May 03, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 1)

Deadline: May 03, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 1)

Deadline: May 03, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 2)

Deadline: June 01, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 2)

Deadline: June 01, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 1)

Deadline: September 06, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 1)

Deadline: September 06, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 1)

Deadline: September 06, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 2)

Deadline: October 18, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 2)

Deadline: October 18, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 2)

Deadline: October 18, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system (Phase 1)

Deadline: November 08, 2017

Proposals are expected to strongly contribute to one or a combination of more than one of the challenges outlined in the 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.

SMEInst-10-2016-2017: Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility (Phase 1)

Deadline: November 08, 2017

Proposals to develop new services, products, processes, technologies, systems and combinations thereof that contribute to achieving the the EU's goals for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility are invited apply.

SMEInst-11-2016-2017: Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (Phase 1)

Deadline: November 08, 2017

This topic is targeted at all types of eco-innovative SMEs in all areas addressing the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials challenge.

Ependysis Business Consultants can prepare you in the submission of the investment file, as well as help you arrange the partners of the project.