Horizon 2020 grants

Horizon 2020: from 50,000 to 2,5 million Euro subsidy

Are you looking beyond Belgium? The SME instrument within the Horizon 2020 program provides subsidies of between €500,000 and €2.5 million for innovative start-ups that want to expand their market. Only 30% ownership is required for these European subsidies. Contact us today to write your Horizon 2020 grant application within the SME instrument.

HORIZON 2020 SUBSIDIES (SME instrument)

Horizon 2020 is the European subsidy program for research and development. The total size of the program amounts to €70 billion and is open to all companies in the EU.

The SME-instrument program within Horizon 2020 is specifically aimed at (S) ME’s who already have an innovative solution and want to expand it (in the field of innovation, opening up new markets, …). There are several calls per year and there is a specific call in almost every sector. Venture Campus will write your Horizon 2020 subsidy application from A to Z on the basis of a fixed fee and a variable remuneration (no-cure, no-pay basis). Due to the large number of applications at Horizon2020, the success rate is many times lower than for Flemish subsidies (ESF, Vlaio, …). Have you not received Flemish subsidies yet? Then start with a development project subsidy for SME’s.

There is a Phase 1 (feasibility study) and a Phase 2 (R & D and prototype / demonstrator). You do not have to start with a Phase 1 and can therefore submit directly for a Phase 2.

  • Phase 1: Feasibility study

    An application in Phase 1 implies that you will carry out a feasibility study. There is a fixed subsidy amount of €50,000 whereby the EU finances a maximum of 70% of the total cost. The study must provide an answer to the technical and economic feasibility of your innovation project. The maximum duration is 6 months.

  • Phase 2: R & D and prototype / demonstrator

    In Phase 2 you will prepare your product / innovation / service on the market. This is also about expanding your market to European countries or other continents. The duration of your project is 12 to 24 months. The subsidy amount is between €500,000 and €2.5 million. You receive a maximum of 70% subsidy on the total investment budget of your company.

Why horizon 2020 sme instrument via venture campus

Venture Campus has experience with Horizon 2020 grants for innovative companies. We write your dossier from A to Z for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. Thanks to our years of experience with European projects, you increase the chances of success for your Horizon 2020 application.

Bent u gevestigd in Vlaanderen? Vergeet dan zeker niet eerst te kijken voor Vlaamse innovatie subsidies via de ontwikkelingsprojecten bij Vlaio.

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Horizon 2020 SME instrument

The Horizon 2020 SME instrument is a nutshell:

  • For all sectors – Wide application possibilities
  • Limited ownership – Only 30% required
  • Supplementary – Suitable as an addition to Flemish subsidies
  • Spacious budget – More than €70 billion provided
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