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InvestHorizon 2.0: Boosting the investment readiness of European SMEs

The Commission aims to offer support to innovative high-growth potential SMEs from EU Member States, Associated countries to Horizon 2020 and EUREKA member countries to improve their access to finance.


  • Posted on: Aug 9, 2018
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Tags: Horizon 2020, Innovation, SME

The Contractor will provide investment readiness services, which aim to help and prepare innovative high-growth potential SMEs to become investment ready and scale-up.

The services will be customized for each SME according to the specific needs identified within the frame of the services described in the Tender specifications.

  • Open services, for any registered SME, described hereinafter, such as online courses, presentations, access to expert’s databases, etc.
  • Investment readiness (IR) services, for innovative high-growth potential SMEs. Eligible SMEs must comply with the following conditions:

o   Open to SMEs from an EU Member State, Associated country to Horizon 2020 and EUREKA member countries, Partner countries or Associated countries to EUREKA complying with the EU SME definition;

o   SMEs that qualify as ‘innovative high-growth potential SME’ according to the specific methodology proposed by the contractor;

o   SMEs must have raised seed finance and must be searching series A round;

  • SMEs must develop products and services in the field of deep-tech.

The total budget for the action is EUR 3 million.

More information available here.

Source: http://www.access4smes.eu/2018/07/26/contract-notice-investhorizon-2-0-boosting-the-investment-readiness-of-european-smes/

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