Call for Proposals - Research for the benefit of SMEs FP7-SME-2012 Closed!

Objectives

To strengthen 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 in the innovation chain from idea to market through European level collaboration.

Actions

Activity: 2.1 Research for SMEs:

The projects can consist of up to four different types of activities from which research and technological development activities and/or demonstration activities are compulsory. Other activities to facilitate the take-up of results by the SMEs, in particular training and dissemination.

Activity: 2.2 Research for SME Associations (SME-AGs)

The projects can consist of up to four different types of activities from which research and technological development activities and/or demonstration activities are compulsory. Other activities as appropriate and directly related to the project’s objectives that facilitate the take-up of results by the SMEs, in particular training, dissemination and networking.

Activity: 2.3 Demonstration activity

The demonstration projects can consist of up to three different types of activities from which demonstration activities are compulsory. Other activities to facilitate the take-up of results by the SMEs, in particular training and dissemination.

European community funding

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

  • 214,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 December 2012 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-SME-2012 (Other)
  • Capacities Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Research for the benefit of SMEs (SME) (Work programme)
  • Call - Research for the benefit of SMEs - BSG (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 Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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