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European Funding Opportunities for SMEs


Monday, January 12, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

European Funding Opportunities for SMEs

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Join the Knowledge Transfer Network for a lunchtime webinar on 12th January 2015 to hear more about European funding opportunities and initiatives available to UK registered SME’s. 


Find out more about the Horizon 2020 SME instrument from the UK National Contact Point Jane Watkins who will also introduce the new ‘Fast Track to Innovation’ instrument to be launched in January 2015.


SME Instrument


  • A new-dedicated SME scheme to fill gaps in funding for early stage, high-risk research and development. It targets all types of SMEs and provides support across all areas of innovation, science and technology


Fast Track to Innovation Instrument


  • Fast Track to Innovation instrument aiming to speed up the time from idea to market and to increase the participation of industry, SMEs and first time applicants. It will support small consortia of three to five organisations with strong business participation to give promising ideas the last push before entering the market. It is open to ideas in any area of technology or application and to any legal entity established in the EU or in a country associated to Horizon 2020


In addition, Graham Mobbs (European Operations Manager – Innovate UK) will discuss the Eurostars Initiative.




  • The Eurostars programme is targeted at innovative SMEs wanting to take part in collaborative research with partners across Europe and associated countries. The SME takes the lead in a transnational consortium, with the aim to develop innovative products, processes and services, ultimately to gain a competitive advantage.


If you can’t wait until January please take a look at the dedicated UK SME Horizon 2020 and European Initiatives webpage:


The webinar will be delivered via GlobalMeet as (details sent to delegates) as such pop-up blockers must be disabled to use GlobalMeet:


Have questions about European Funding Opportunities for SMEs? Contact KTN Ltd

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