Horizon 2020: EU funding for ‘disruptive‘ SME’s.
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding. The commission is looking for high growth, highly innovative SMEs with global ambitions. You should be actively investing in innovation, and looking to grow. You should have been established for a while – further than the start-up stage.There are at least two caveats. Firstly, the technology itself has to be already demonstrable and the application has to be of the highest quality demonstrating the excellence of the innovation and, crucially, the impact the application will have on the company and in an international market.