Call for Proposals - Research for the benefit of SMEs FP7-SME-2013 Closed!

Objectives

The funding scheme “Research for the benefit of specific groups (in particular SMEs)” supports research and technological development projects where the bulk of the research is carried out by RTD performers for the benefit of specific groups, in particular Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) - in small groups or in associations. Research for SMEs and for SME associations, aims to solve problems common to SMEs.

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.

Activity: 2.4 Coordination and support action

Analysis on the currently available models and methodologies on direct face-to-face support, mentoring and coaching to SMEs and direct actions to test and validate the developed scenario(s).

European community funding

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

  • 252,31 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 November 2012 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FP7-SME-2013 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Research for the benefit of SMEs (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call - Research for the benefit of SMEs (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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