Call for proposals Capacities - FP7-SME-2008-1 FP7-SME-2008-1 Closed!


Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and innovation.

For this first call for proposal, research for SMEs supports innovative SMEs to solve common or complementary technological problems. Projects must be centred on the innovation needs of the SMEs which outsource research to RTD performers and must demonstrate a clear exploitation potential for the SMEs concerned. Research for SMEs is a bottom-up scheme: the projects may address any research topic across the entire field of science and technology.


Activity: 2.1 Research for SMEs
Activity: 2.2 Research for SME Associations
Activity: 2.3 Coordination and Support Activity

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 92,72 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 April 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Capacities - FP7-SME-2008-1 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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