As by January 2014, the EU funded Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 offers support to innovative Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) for the implementation of Innovation Projects in a broad spectrum of application domains. More information on the potential areas, structure of support and its modalities is available here:
Through this Scheme the EU envisions financial support to thousands of European SMEs.
With the support of the EU project SIforAGE “Social Innovation on Active and Healthy Ageing for Sustainable Economic Growth” (www.siforage.eu) the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, DFKI GmbH organizes a training workshop for competitive proposal writing for the Horizon2020 SME Instrument funding Scheme. The training will be provided by the Danish business consultancy INVESTORNET. INVESTORNET has been one of the major partners behind the development of the SME Instrument and is currently providing evaluation services to the EC in the process of proposals selection. This extraordinary opportunity provides first-hand experiences obtained by INVESTORNET and will help participants of the training to improve design a competitive innovation projects and prepare a high quality proposal for the EC.
Date: November 17th, 2014, 2 pm – 6 pm
Location: DFKI main building (building D3 2) located on the Saarland University Campus, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66125, Saarbrücken, room Reuse (level -2), see http://www.dfki.de/web/kontakt/dfki-saarbruecken
14.00 – 14.30 Introduction and who are around the table and their expectations
14.30 – 15.00 The H2020 SME instrument in brief including overview of “Themes”
15.00 – 15.45 The Phase 1 Application guideline
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Presentation of a Dummy application including scoring
17.00 – 17.30 Feedback on scoring and discussion
17.30 – 18.00 Online application practicalities
· Dr. Uffe Bundgaard-Jørgensen (one of the main authors of the instrument)
· Louise Pierrel Mikkelsen
Both INVESTORNET, see http://gate2growth.com/
Participation of up to 25 persons is free, but requires an up-front Email registration to be completed before November 12, 2014. Please send and Email to:
Dr. Andrey Girenko, email@example.com,
including the following information:
(1) name(s) of participant(s)
(2) name of you and/or your company
(3) short business profile/case – 2-3 sentences.
Preference will be given to companies and/or persons planning innovation projects in the field of products/services for active and healthy aging. Due to the limitation of the event, we ask each partner to send one, maximum two persons.