SME Instrument 2016/17

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

What does it do?

The aim of the SME Instrument is to fill the gaps in funding for the early stages, Research and Innovation and accelerating the exploitation of innovation. Projects will be selected through a bottom-up approach within a given societal challenge or enabling technology of H2020.

What will the benefits be for me?
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is hand-picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Your business could receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business coaching.
How do I access the service?

To find out more about the service please visit our website or email us at

How much will it cost

This is a free to apply for scheme.

Contact Details
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Twitter: @H2020SME