Call for proposals 2017 - Improving access by innovative smes to alternative forms of finance H2020-ALTFI-2017 Closed!


  • Increased use of alternative forms of finance by innovative SMEs.
  • Emergence and growth of alternative finance options available to innovative SMEs in Member States and Associated Countries where such options are less available or developed at present.
  • More cooperation between different suppliers of finance in order to crowd in existing EU, national and regional financing structures targeting innovative SMEs.
  • Replication in Member States and Associated Countries of successful approaches to encouraging the take-up of alternative finance by innovative SMEs.


Proposals should:

  • Develop a capacity-building strategy and consequent implementation plan that makes use of techniques (tailored for both women and men) such as awareness raising campaigns, coaching, mentoring, workshops, courses, training materials (in particular through social media) as well as knowledge transfer of best practices.
  • Validate the implementation plan by stakeholders including innovative SMEs, alternative finance providers and public authorities.
  • Execute the implementation plan.
  • Review the impact of the implementation plan and possibly adapt the scheme in the light of experience.

European community funding

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

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 September 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2017 (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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