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SME Instrument is a fantastic funding opportunity for small and medium-sized companies from a variety of fields and industries.
After a long period of intensive work, the proposal is finally sent to the European Commission. A feeling of relief, soon to be replaced by many questions.
The SME Instrument funding is not easy money, as the success rate is rather low; 8,4% for Phase 1 projects and 5,4% for Phase 2 projects.
When I finished my studies, I felt an irresistible desire to get to know the world a little better.
Almost without exception, clients are always a backer of their own idea and hence their worst reviewer. Therefore, writing a project is a struggle between two opposite points of view.
To win the bid in the H2020 SME Instrument you need to compete. By competing, I mean preparing the perfect proposal, one which will help you “beat the competition”.
The word “Innovation” comes with many names. In today’s technology-driven world, it is probably one of the most overused terms describing a product, service, process, or any other phenomenon that appears to be new for a given set of stakeholders.
Getting an application granted within the SME instrument means receiving huge amounts of money and gaining a lot of prestige. It is therefore no wonder that so many SMEs want to apply and try their luck.
That one eureka moment, which gives birth to a truly innovative idea, is a rare phenomenon. An Idea with the potential to disrupt the status quo.
Seen from a wider perspective, neglecting dissemination & communication activities seems to be an inherent streak of SMEs
In an almost Eurovision song contest-like manner, there is a table listing all the countries affiliated with the evaluators.