Concise information: The two page SME Instrument factsheet
The specific objective is to stimulate sustainable economic growth by increasing the level of innovation in SMEs, covering their different needs over the whole innovation cycle for all types of innovation, and thereby creating faster growing, internationally active SMEs.
Dedicated to established, high growth, highly innovative, for-profit SMEs seizing European and global business opportunities.
Adressing specific challenges within the "Industrial leadership" and "Societal challenges" sections of Horizon 2020. See topic preview 2017.
The SME Instrument will cover:
Duration of the programme: 7 years (2014-2020) under Horizon 2020
Swiss eligibility: Switzerland is associated to Horizon 2020 (from 1.1.2017)
Topic search: according to your field of research; find your topic in Horizon 2020
Calls for proposals: one call per year, several topics, 4 cut-off dates per year
Work Programme: for topic descriptions, cut-off dates and rules, go to the Work Programme
H2020 reference documents: for all official documents, go to the Partcipant Portal