In a previous article about “HORIZON 2020: SME INSTRUMENT
” we already talked about the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
funding scheme, dedicated exclusively to those SMEs with a revolutionary business idea
and breakthrough products, services, processes or models.
Now the SME Instrument evolves and becomes part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot
, which supports top class innovators, entrepreneurs and small companies with funding opportunities and acceleration services.
The main focus of the EIC Accelerator
(SME Instrument) is on market-creating innovations that shape new markets and generate jobs, growth and higher standards of living.
Therefore, the Accelerator (SME Instrument) is addressed to those small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups with radically new ideas for rolling out marketable innovation solutions and with ambitions to scale up
in Europe and worldwide.
It targets for-profit SMEs only
, including young companies and start-ups, from any sector – there are no set topics