Call for proposals 2021 - Partnership on Innovative SMEs HORIZON-EIE-2021-INNOVSMES-01 Closed!


The proposal for the topic under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following expected impact: To help innovative SMEs to grow and successfully access European and international markets and to embed in global value chains by :

  • Strengthening the resilience of the European innovation ecosystem;
  • Addressing the productivity and internationalisation gap between innovative SMEs and large companies and aiming to improve SMEs’ global scale-up potential leading to increased employment and turnover;
  • Leveraging investment for innovative SMEs.


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-EIE-2021-INNOVSMES-01-01: European Partnership on Innovative SMEs (HORIZON-COFUND - HORIZON Programme Cofund Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 72,88 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 September 2021 - almost two months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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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