INSO-10-2015-1 - SME business model innovation

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Source: 
European Commission. Participant Portal
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Deadline: 
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Overview and objectives: 

The specific challenge addressed by this topic is to enable SMEs - in traditional sectors, such as manufacturing industries, in sectors of particularly rooted in Europe’s history such as cultural heritage related services, social services and tourism as well as in new sectors including different services and creative industries, and the social economy – to innovate and grow across traditional boundaries, through new business models and organisational change. The international dimension is included. It is foreseen to organize several events in the autumn of 2015 within an appropriate European level forum.

Actions: 

In phase 1, a feasibility study shall be developed verifying the technological/practical as well as economic viability of an innovation idea/concept with considerable novelty to the industry sector in which it is presented

Type of action: 
Operating period: 
Cut-off dates: 18/03/2015, 17/06/2015, 17/09/2015, 16/12/2015
Catchment areas: 

SMEs established in EU Members States or countries associated to Horizon 2020.

Recipient bodies: 

SMEs - in traditional sectors, such as manufacturing industries, in sectors of particularly rooted in Europe’s history such as cultural heritage related services, social services and tourism as well as in new sectors including different services and creative industries, and the social economy.

Financing terms: 

Funding will be provided in the form of a lump sum of EUR 50.000.

Projects should last around 6 months.

Call Budget - 2015 € 11,000,000. Phase 1 - € 1,100,000 - 22 projects. Phase 2 - € 9,680,000 - 6 projects. Phase 3 - € 220,000

Budget available: 
€1 100 000.00
Eligible cost: 
%70
Supplementary information: 

1. Eligibility and admissibility conditions

Described in Part B Work Programme 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 and part C, with the following exceptions:

  • Proposals for phase 1 are not required to provide a draft plan for exploitation and dissemination.
  • At least one SME established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020.
  • No concurrent submission or implementation with another phase 1 or phase 2 project.

 2. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold

Described in part H Work Programme 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 with the following exceptions:

  • Proposals will be evaluated individually when they arrive.
  • They will be ranked after the respective cut-off dates.
  • Each proposal will be examined by a minimum of two experts. Applicants can provide during the electronic proposal submission up to three names of persons that should not act as an evaluator in the evaluation of their proposal for potential competitive reasons

Guide to the submission and evaluation process

3. Proposal page limits and layout: Sections 1, 2 and 3 should not be longer than 10 pages. All tables in these sections must be included within this limit.

4. Data generated: The proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Beneficiaries: 
Developed programme: 

The SME Instrument

Horizon 2020 will support Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through a new dedicated SME instrument.

In total, more than € 2.8 billion will be allocated for the SME instrument from 2014 to 2020, at least 7% of the total budget of the Societal Challenges and Leading and Enabling Technologies (LEIT) blocks of Horizon2020.

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