Horizon 2020 Support: Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme
Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme
The Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme is designed to encourage Scottish based small to medium sized companies, (companies with less than 250 employees) to explore opportunities and help them with preparatory activities prior to applying for Horizon 2020 funding.
It is recommended that the Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme is accessed at least 6 months prior to a Horizon 2020 application date. The value of the award can be up to £5,000, which will help towards company costs such as fact finding, travel to meet with potential partners, administration support and use of Scottish university expertise.
This award is an initial step on the “journey of engagement” for the company to access Horizon 2020 funds, with other agencies likely to provide additional support if the Horizon 2020 application is successful e.g. negotiation of contracts.