Innovation in SMEs/EIC pilot

Innovation in SMEs provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond. Background information about this programme can be found in the Workprogramme beneath, containing the open and forthcoming calls with INNOSUP topics and SME instruments' cut off dates .


The EIC pilot was launched on 27th October 2017 as part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020. It aims to support top-class innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with bright ideas that are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally. The EIC Workprogramme gives explanation about the following programmes:

Open and forthcoming calls of all EIC call topics can be found on the participant portal through this link (or by a filtered search on EIC on the participant portal).

More information about the other Future and Emerging Technologies programmes (in Excellent science programme) - FET  Flagship and FET Pro-active, - can be found here.

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