OEE webinar takes on Horizon 2020 SME funding

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Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) is organizing the second in a series of Horizon 2020 webinars – this time dedicated to Horizon 2020 SME funding instrument open to highly innovative small and medium-sized businesses.

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU research and innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years.

This webinar will introduce H2020’s SME instrument that helps high-potential SMEs develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition.

Horizon 2020 SME instrument has €3 billion of funding available over the period 2014-2020.

The webinar will cover two upcoming funding calls of specific interest to ocean energy sector:

  • SMEInst-08-2016-2017: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development – deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth
  • SMEInst-09-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon and efficient energy system

Marco Rubinato, from the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SMEs, will outline the requirements of the call focusing on these topics, as well as providing guidance to potential applicants on how to prepare a successful application and explain the evaluation process, OEE informed.

“Deadlines for submissions to Phases 1 and 2 are coming up in September, October and November, so now is the perfect time to find out more about this call and begin to prepare your submission,” OEE said in a notice.

The webinar will take place on June 20, 2016, and is open to OEE’s members.

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