Researc for SMEs
Researc for SME Associations
are two dedicatedinitiatives to strengthen the innovation capacities of SMEs by providing thesupport they need to outsource research critical to their core business. Thisbrochure conveniently spells out how these initiatives are designed, andexplains in plain terms how the funding model works in practice. If you arean SME, this publication will aid you in your proposal preparation as yousubmit your application for funding. In addition to this guide, the EuropeanCommissions SME TechWeb —
— hosts a user friendly spreadsheet that instantly calculates the ECs estimatedcontribution to your project.FP7 contains numerous opportunities open to innovative SMEs, and the ECsDirectorate-General for Research wants to ensure that applying for funding isas easy and painless as possible.
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