Intends to develop something ‘new’ in Europe
Addresses EU-wide challenges and European (and/or global) markets
Provides European added value to avoid overlaps with national programmes.
The Knowledge Transfer Network is organising an event in collaboration with the National Contact Point for SMEs, Innovate UK and the EEN to help SMEs better understand the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (Space Research & Development), and to reach proposal submission stage with a competitive proposal. This will be a half-day event taking place at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel in London.
Jane Watkins from the National Contact Point for SMEs will present on the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme and on lessons learned from the 1st round submissions. This will be followed by a case study from an SME who successfully secured European funding, and a presentation by Triin Udris from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) on the services the EEN offers to SMEs and the role of the EEN in the SME instrument. To conclude, Catherine Holt from Innovate UK will give a quick overview of what support Innovate UK provides to SMEs.
The event will be followed by a networking lunch and an opportunity for confidential 1-1 meetings with the National Contact Point.
For those who are completely new to the SME Instrument this event is a very practical way to get a fuller understanding of how it works, how to apply and what to consider for submitting a competitive proposal.
10:00 Introduction to the day, Andy Bennett, KTN
10:10 SME Instrument, lessons learnt, managing expectation, Jane Watkins, SME NCP
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 SME Case Study
11:50 EEN Role in the SME Instrument (coaching, KAM, Phase 3) Triin Udris, EEN
12:05 Next steps: how the KTN, EEN and NCP can help you (Andy Bennett, KTN /Triin Udris, EEN / Jane Watkins, SME NCP / Facilitator Catherine Holt, Space NCP)
12:30 Networking lunch and 1-1 meetings