SMEs

ECCP News

SMEs to benefit as Investment Plan for Europe hits €500 billion target ahead of time

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group have delivered on their pledge to mobilise €500 billion in investment by the end of 2020 under the Investment Plan for Europe. Some 1,400 operations have been approved under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), using...
ECCP News

Funding models to support innovative SMEs: INNOSUP calls

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 19 June 2020 Marek Przeor, team leader Cluster Policy from DG Grow, opened the discussion about European calls INNOSUP in order to explain funding models for innovative SMEs in four main fields: finance, access to market...
ECCP News

‘SMEs Go International’ call for concept notes - deadline extended

The deadline of the ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility call for concept notes for SMEs internationalisation projects has been extended from 24 July to 7 August. This is a unique support service provided by the European Commission for eligible projects related to the ‘European...
ECCP News

Major role for SMEs in newly announced EU-funded defence projects

SMEs are among the key beneficiaries of €205 million of European Union financing for 16 newly announced pan-European defence industrial projects and three disruptive technology projects. The funding has been made available through the two precursor programmes of a fully-fledged European Defence Fund...
ECCP News

New opportunities for European SMEs in Canada

Canada has joined the Enterprise Europe Network - opening up a completely new range of opportunities for European SMEs in North America. A new business cooperation centre has been established, called the Enterprise Canada Network, comprising the German Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research...
ECCP News

ECCP survey identifies key needs for SMEs to meet COVID-19 challenges

Three key areas where European SMEs need help to counter the impact of the COVID-19 crisis have been identified by a European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) survey. Conducted in conjunction with the platform’s soon-to-be-launched SMEs Go International Technical Assistance Facility, the study...
ECCP News

Critical industrial applications: report on current policy measures and policy opportunities

The European Commission (EC) has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the most strategically important technologies of the 21st century, and ‘a Europe fit for the digital age’ is one of six headline ambitions for the current EC cycle. On 19 February 2020, the EC presented its ‘Digital...
ECCP News

European Commission: Survey on innovation support for SMEs

The European Commission has launched a survey on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe. The survey is addressed to enterprises (especially small and medium sized enterprises - SMEs) and providers of innovation support to SMEs (including institutional stakeholders...
ECCP News

The call for proposal to carry out the Phase III of the EU-SME Centre in China is now open!

Call ID:COS-SMECC-2019-2-01 Deadline: 02 April 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time Considering the economic potential and size of the Chinese market, the extent of difficulties faced by SMEs in accessing the market and gaps in existing first-line business support services for SMEs, the European Parliament...
ECCP News

ECSO Cyber Investor Days

Organised by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) together with the EIT Digital Accelerator, the 7th edition of the ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events focuses on both the access-to-market (corporates business relations) & the access-to-finance (investments) support. During the...
ECCP News

INNOWWIDE Call 2 for applications for Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in international markets

Deadline for application: 31 March, 2020 The Horizon 2020 (H2020) funded INNOWWIDE pilot Coordination and Support Action (CSA) aims to bring innovative European SMEs to the forefront of international markets by funding Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in cooperation with local stakeholders...
ECCP News

Call for applications: European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project

The application deadline for the European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project has been extended to 31st March, 2020. The light industries innovation and technology project (ELIIT project) seeks to support textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs in enhancing their...