Find here a repository of the main funding programs, at European level. 

EIC Accelerator
Description : EIC Accelerator supports SMEs to develop and scaleup disruptive innovations with high risk and high potential (TRL 5-6 at min). Several cut-off dates are planned along the year.

Typology of activities supported : EIC Accelerator is focusing on the market launch phase : (industrialization, standardization, certification, marketing…)

Grants amont : up to €2.5 million combined with equity ranging from €0.5 to €15 million.

Duration : between 12 and 24 months

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Description : Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion (2021-2027). SMEs have the possibility to integrate collaborative projects.

Typology of activities supported : research and Innovation action (RIA), Innovation action (IA), Coordination and support action (CSA)

Grants amont : Project between 4-15 million €

Duration : between 24 and 36 months

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Description : Eurostars is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation.

Typology of activities supported : market R&D support, innovation policy, science & technology

Grant amont : depending on the country

Duration : up to 36 months

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Description : be a woman, be a founder or co-founder of an early stage deep tech start-up, registered and established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country for at least six month at the time of the submission, Hold a top management position (CEO, CTO or equivalent) in the company.

Typology of activities supported : R&D support, business model upgrade, update and consolidation of business plan and growth strategy, business model validation, update of financial plan, certifications, IP strategy and freedom to operate, commercial plan, market analysis, customer validation and technical/clinical assessment, finding partners and investors etc.

Grant amont : 75 000 € per company

Duration : 6-12 months

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Technology area : artificial intelligence

Description : KITT4SME provides up to EUR 200k to the small teams for demonstrating an AI solution in a relevant manufacturing environment.

Type of vouchers : Pilot Experiments
The KITT4SME project will fund teams of legal entities (at least 2, maximum 3 entities) that include at least one Solution Provider and at least one Manufacturing end user, both SMEs or Mid-Caps.

Budget : Up to 200 000 € per consortia. Total budget of the call is 1,5 million €.

Duration : deadline is 12 August 2022

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Technology area : digital Twins

Description : Change2Twin offers European manufacturing SMEs and midcaps funding to get a digital twin.

Type of vouchers : Assessment voucher
Change2twin is looking for manufacturing SMEs and midcaps (i.e. companies with up to 3.000 employees) that want to improve their competitiveness by implementing Digital Twinning Technology. The service, encapsulating assessment & guidance from certified Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), will help them in overcoming that challenge.

Selected SMEs and midcaps will receive a detailed analysis of their situation and 3 different “recipes” from a certified DIH they choose to work with, containing the list of different technologies fitting the use case and details of an integrator willing to implement them.

Budget : a lump sum of up to 10.000 € to use with a certified DIH of your choice in order to get a detailed assessment of your current situation and 3 different “recipes” for implementation selecting the best components and providers.

Duration : deadline is 30 September 2022

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