In a framework of H2020 financed INNOWWIDE project a call with a deadline on May 31, 2019 is open which intends to bring European highly innovative SMEs to the forefront of international non-European markets. The funds will allow them to conduct Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in cooperation with local stakeholders. The viability assessment projects will last for six months and the project must have eligible costs of at least €86,000, to be funded at up to 70% (a fixed lump sum grant of €60,000). The funding will create the conditions to increase the uptake of European innovative solutions in markets outside of Europe. The VAP lasts no longer than six months.
Markets of developing countries, large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico) and developed countries should be targeted. SMEs can decide on one of the eligible target country only.
Who can apply?
- innovative SMEs, including young companies and start-ups, from any sector looking to compete and start business in new and emerging markets around the world;
- SME must be established in an EU Member State or a Horizon 2020 associated country;
- The project must specify a partner entity (subcontractor) from the VAP focus country.
More information on the call is available on the INNOWWIDE website and in our WOTRA office. Do not hesitate to contact us (T: +386 40 790 000 – Slovenia, T: +44 7943 616 399 – UK, E: sales /@/ wotra.com) in case you need a support in the process of your project proposal preparation.