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This document represents a snapshot of funding instruments targeted at SMEs. Calls in 2014 and 2015 are listed. Additional detailed information about success rates and the use of the funding ...

This document represents a snapshot of funding instruments targeted at SMEs. Calls in 2014 and 2015 are listed. Additional detailed information about success rates and the use of the funding instruments can be found. The instruments are listed mainly from Finnish SME perspective. Should you think we missed some important instruments, please let us know at bgator.com/en/contact .

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    • European funding instruments dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 10th April 2014 Should you think of additional pertinent instruments that SMEs should be aware of, please let us know at bgator.com/en/contact bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781
    • This document provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) information on targeted EU and related funding instruments. The document aims to answer the questions regarding to what funding instruments there are and which of them are suitable for your business sector. Many of the instruments listed here have a strong connection with national funding agencies. This makes the funding process straightforward and eases the amount of needed paperwork. Table 1 represents the sectors or topics which are eligible to receive EU funding for different phases of new high tech business. The funding instruments are marked with different colors and include the upcoming calls with their deadlines. Clicking on the colored cells lead to the websites of the call. Table 2 gives more detailed information on the actual instruments and calls. Table 1. List of topics and selected funding possibilities for different phases of new high tech business The following instruments are laid out from an SME perspective representing our subjective opinion of their use. This doesn't reflect the official communication and provides only an overview how these instruments can be used for new business. Please refer for official documentation for more information. We are happy to hear your opinions about the assessment below. Targeted funding to business planning proof of concept technology development market introduction product development All sectors Eurostars 11/09/2014 All sectors Erasmus for young entrepreneur All sectors RISE 24/04/2014, 28/04/2015 All sectors Eureka Individual projects 6/06/2014 (registered continuously, label granted four times a year) Agriculture Acqueau 08/04/2014 Agriculture (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Biomarkers (validation of) and/or diagnostic medical devices (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Biomarkers (validation of) and/or diagnostic medical devices (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Bio-products and bio-process design ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Biosolids Acqueau 08/04/2014 Biotechnology EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Biotechnology: based industrial processes (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Biotechnology: based industrial processes (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Blue growth (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Blue growth (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Carbon energy: low carbon energy system (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Carbon energy: low carbon energy system (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Carbon footprint of fossil fuels Eurogia 2020 16/05/2014 Cloud services (adaptation, interoperability) CloudFlow Call opens: 30/06/2014 & 30/06/2015 (Cut-off not released) Cloud services: data (exchange and integration) CloudFlow Call opens: 30/06/2014 & 30/06/2015 (Cut-off not released) Cloud services: workflows (integration, co-operation) CloudFlow Call opens: 30/06/2014 & 30/06/2015 (Cut-off not released) Compounds from biological systems ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Concentrating solar power (CSP) solar-era 30/04/2014 bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 1 -
    • Targeted funding to business planning proof of concept technology development market introduction product development Diagnostic medical devices (validation of) and/or biomarkers (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Diagnostic medical devices (validation of) and/or biomarkers (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Digital city Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Digital enterprise Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Digital home Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Digital school Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Digital transport Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Eco-innovation (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Eco-innovation (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 E-health Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Energy (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Energy efficiency Eurogia 2020 16/05/2014 Energy mix Eurogia 2020 16/05/2014 Environment (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Fisheries (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Food (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Food production and processing (eco- innovative) (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Food production and processing (eco- innovative) (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Functional materials / properties from renewable resources ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Future “greener” telecommunications Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Health (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 HPC cloud-based simulation services for SMEs CloudSME Call opens: May-June 2014 (Cut-off not released) Humans and robots EuRoC: Call for Challengers 30/06/2014 ICT Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 ICT Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Industrial biotechnology ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Industrial production (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Industry (water tech) Acqueau 08/04/2014 IT Transport (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 IT Transport (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Laser based equipment LASHARE To be launched Laser technologies for (micro)fabrication Appolo estimated Q4 2014 bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 2 -
    • Targeted funding to business planning proof of concept technology development market introduction product development Laser technologies: beam control and guiding Appolo estimated Q4 2014 Laser technologies: Integration Appolo estimated Q4 2014 Laser technologies: software Appolo estimated Q4 2014 Low-carbon energy technologies Eurogia 2020 16/05/2014 Manufacturing and processing technologies (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Manufacturing and processing technologies (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Manufacturing industry: knowledge of challenging business cases EuRoC: Call for System Integrators 15/11/2014 Materials (advanced materials) (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Materials (advanced materials) (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Materials science and engineering m-era estimated summer 2014 Micro Aerial Vehicles EuRoC: Call for Challengers 30/06/2014 Mobile e-government applications (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Nanoelectronics/Green cities Catrene Autumn 2014? Nanoelectronics/Smart cities Catrene Autumn 2014? Nanotechnologies (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Nanotechnologies (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Photovoltaics (PV) ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Platform chemicals ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Protection of Urban soft targets and critical infrastructures (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Protection of Urban soft targets and critical infrastructures (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Public safety and identity Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Renewable energy Eurogia 2020 16/05/2014 Renewable forest-based solutions woodwisdom not currently available Robotic systems in an industry EuRoC: Call for Challengers 30/06/2014 Robotic work cells (flexible, adaptable, collaborative and efficient) EuRoC: Call for System Integrators 15/11/2014 Robotics (companies use cases): Plant Servicing and Inspection EuRoC: Call for End Users 15/11/2014 Robotics (companies use cases): Interactive Manufacturing Cell EuRoC: Call for End Users 15/11/2014 Robotics (companies use cases): Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation EuRoC: Call for End Users 15/11/2014 Robotics: Interactive Manufacturing Cell EuRoC: Call for Technology Developers 15/11/2014 Robotics: Plant Servicing and Inspection EuRoC: Call for Technology Developers 15/11/2014 Robotics: Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation EuRoC: Call for Technology Developers 15/11/2014 Robotics: technologies and applications in the manufacturing field EuRoC: Call for Technology Developers 15/11/2014 bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 3 -
    • Targeted funding to business planning proof of concept technology development market introduction product development Robots and mobile manipulation EuRoC: Call for Challengers 30/06/2014 Robots in unstructured environments EuRoC: Call for Challengers 30/06/2014 Security Celtic plus 15/05, 15/10/2014 Services (biotechnology) EuroTransBio 31/01/2015 Simulation platform for SMEs (manufacturing and engineering) CloudSME Call opens: May-June 2014 (Cut-off not released) Simulation services by end-user requirements Fortissimo Call opens: April/May 2014 (Cut-off not released) Smart cities Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: aerospace Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: automotive Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: energy Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: health care Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: mobility Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: security Euripides2 23/09/2014 Smart electronic systems: transport Euripides2 23/09/2014 SME business model innovation (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Software-intense Systems: aerospace ITEA 3 31/10/2014 Software-intense Systems: automotive ITEA 3 31/10/2014 Software-intense Systems: communications ITEA 3 31/10/2014 Software-intense Systems: consumer electronics ITEA 3 31/10/2014 Software-intense Systems: health care ITEA 3 31/10/2014 Solar electricity generation solar-era 30/04/2014 Solar thermal electricity (STE) solar-era 30/04/2014 Space (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Space (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Sustainable processes ERA-IB estimated Q1 2015 Sustainable supply of raw materials (2014) SME INSTRUMENT 18/06, 24/09, 17/12/2014 SME INSTRUMENT 09/10, 17/12/2014 Sustainable supply of raw materials (2015) SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 SME INSTRUMENT 18/03, 17/06, 17/09/2015 Telecommunications Acqueau 08/04/2014 Urban drainage and wastewater collection Acqueau 08/04/2014 Wastewater treatment Acqueau 08/04/2014 Water distribution Acqueau 08/04/2014 Water resources Industry Acqueau 08/04/2014 bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 4 -
    • Targeted funding to business planning proof of concept technology development market introduction product development Water treatment Acqueau 08/04/2014 H2020 For SMEs, being a partner in H2020 projects is a feasible option bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 5 -
    • This section provides more detailed information on the funding instruments. The “How much” column points out to details of costs covered by the instrument and the project budget. The “Success rate” demonstrates the success rate of sent applications. The “Collaboration” indicates the required cooperation with other organizations. Table 2. Funding instruments and more detailed information Money for How much Success rate Collaboration When to apply More information Eureka Individu al projects Any kind of technology can receive support on the basis of the quality of a business plan [1] For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [2],[3] at least two EUREKA member countries: SMEs, large companies, research institutions and universities [1] Cut-off: 06/06/2014 [4]. Proposals will be registered continuously. The label will be granted four times a year. [5] www.eurekanet work.org/individ ual-projects Eurostar s R&D intensive SME [6] For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% loans up to 70% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [7] 20% [8] two or more Eurostars countries [9] Cut-off: 11/09/2014 [10] www.eurostars- eureka.eu/ ITEA 3 Software-intense Systems & Services: such as automotive, communications, healthcare, aerospace and consumer electronics. [11] For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [2],[3] project proposal must fit within national public authorities' priorities and funding rules [12]. at least two different partners from two different countries. Project consortia can be composed of representatives from large industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research institutes, universities and user organisations (profit or non-profit). [13] Cut-off: 31/10/2014 [10] itea3.org/ Catrene Nanoelectronics: CALL 7 will gather a strong group of projects that aim to make smart cities: even smarter; as well as more comfortable; efficient; and green while at the same time developing strong enabling technologies. [14] For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [2],[3] At least two industrial partners in two different countries [15]. Cut-off: 05/04/2014 [10], new call estimated Autumn 2014 www.catrene.org / Acqueau water industry and related technologies: 1) Water resources - 2) Water treatment - 3) Water distribution - 4) Customer requirements - 5) Agriculture - 6) Industry - 7) Urban drainage and wastewater collection - 8) Wastewater treatment - 9) Biosolids [16] facilitates access to national funding (but does not guarantee it). [17] For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [2],[3] at least two partners from two different participating countries. [17] Cut-off: 08/04/2014 [10] www.acqueau.eu / bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 6 -
    • Money for How much Success rate Collaboration When to apply More information Celtic plus telecommunications: everything needed to establish, run and secure the communication [18]. future end-to-end services, like digital home, digital enterprise, digital city, digital school, digital transport, and e- health, as well as horizontal services, like security, public safety and identity. Future “greener” telecommunications. [19] depending on the national funding decisions, of up to 50%. Can be between 2 M€ and up to 70 M€ in total project budgets. [20] A Celtic label does not give any confirmation that public funding has been agreed for that project. The funding negotiation still needs to be done by each project partner individually. [21] 70% - 80% [18][20], Funding depends on national funding institution any type of company, large industry as well as small companies or universities and research organisations, even for companies outside the EUREKA countries. International consortia. include 2 to over 35 partners [18] Cut-off: 15/05/2014 & 15/10/2014 [10] www.celtic- initiative.org/ Eurogia 2020 Bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy, low-carbon energy technologies to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels [22] Funding is granted via Eureka countries' national program [23], the label does not guarantee public funding [24]. For Finnish SMEs: grants up to 65% BIG COMPANY: grants up to 50% (Tekes funding rules) [2],[3] Depends on national funding institution At least two industrial companies from two different EUREKA member countries. Active participation of research institutes or universities is strongly encouraged. [25] Cut-off: 16/05/2014 [10] www.eurogia.co m/ Euripide s2 design to process and manufacturing in the crucial domain of smart electronic systems integration in aerospace, automotive, energy, health care, transport, and in all new domains like smart cities, mobility and security. [26] helps the process of negotiating funding with public authorities [27]. TEKES: GRANTS SME: up to 65% [28] Depends on national funding institution When a Finnish research organisation or university is involved, two industrial Finnish partners must also participate. TEKES prioritises projects with international approach [28] Cut-off: 23/09/2014 [10] www.euripides- eureka.eu/ Erasmus for young entrepr. The exchange of experience takes place in your company during a stay of young entrepreneur [29]. Stay can last between one and six months [30]. The person you host gets a grant (950€/month in Finland [31]), and there is no charge to your company. [32] New Entrepreneur and Host Entrepreneur must be from different countries. [33] www.erasmus- entrepreneurs.eu/ SME Instrume nt exploring technical feasibility and commercial potential of a breakthrough innovation & testing innovation for markets [34]. phase 1: EUR 50,000 (lump sum) per project (70% of total cost of the project), phase 2): an amount in the range EUR 500,000 to 2,5 million (70% of total cost of the project) [34]. Phase 1: 10- 15% Phase 2: 50- 70% [35] At least one for-profit SME [36, p. 6] Phase 1 cut-off: 18/06/2014, 24/09/2014, 17/12/2014, 18/03/2015, 17/06/2015, 17/09/2015 16/12/2015, Phase 2 cut-off: 09/10/2014, 17/12/2014, 18/03/2015, 17/06/2015, 17/09/2015, 16/12/2015 [36] ec.europa.eu/rese arch/sme- techweb/pdf/SM E%20Instrument %20in%20WP% 202014-2015.pdf bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 7 -
    • Money for How much Success rate Collaboration When to apply More information Israel- Finland Bilateral industrial R&D projects between Israeli and Finnish companies in all technological fields. results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and or services [37] at least one Israeli and one Finnish commercial company. Research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants. Companies from other countries may also participate, but they will not be funded either by OCS or by TEKES. [37] call for proposals is published every year [37] www.matimop.o rg.il/finland.html Germany -Finland Bilateral any topic. The projects will involve developing competitive products, services and processes [38]. at least one Finnish and one German SME [39] Call closed: 28/03/2014 [39], Next call estimated Autumn 2014 Euro Trans Bio Environment, Food, agriculture and fisheries. Health. Industrial production. Services, Biotechnology, Energy [40] The funding is provided by national agencies according to the national regulations [41] at least two SMEs from two different participating ETB countries can apply, as many partners as necessary. Large companies, academic research groups and organisations can participate [see list: 41] Call opens: October 2014 [42] Cut-off: 31/01/2015 [40] www.eurotransbi o.eu/ ERA-IB industrial biotechnology, sustainable processes, new compounds from biological systems, new functional materials / properties from renewable resources, platform chemicals including Function-based bio- products and bio- process design [43] Tekes is a partner for funding [43] 20% (2013) [44] a minimum of three and maximum of eight participants from a minimum of three different ERA-IB-2 and/or EuroTransBio partner countries [45] will be open in 2015 [46], estimated Q1 2015 www.era-ib.net/ m-era materials science and engineering [47] The funding comes from the national/regional funding organisations [48]. Tekes is a partner for funding [49] 18.5% (Call 2012) [50] SMEs, Large companies, Academic research groups, universities, research organisations or other research organisations can participate. A minimum of 3 partners from two different countries participating in the M-ERA.NET call 2013 [48] Call 2013 has been closed [51]. Next call estimated summer 2014 www.m-era.net/ solar-era solar electricity generation, i.e. photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE) [52]. the funding rules of the national / regional agencies apply. For SMEs up to 60% and for large enterprises up to 50% (Tekes specifications for solar-era) [52] Minimum of 2 partners from 2 different countries. At least one partner must be from industry. Number of partners not limited [52] Cut-off: 30/04/2014 [53] www.solar- era.net/files/5913 /9592/6830/SOL AR_ERA_NET_ Transnational_C alls2_Guidelines _20140317.pdf woodwis dom renewable forest- based solutions [54] National funding regulations are applied [54] 28.75% (2013) [55] at least three legal entities from three countries from the list of participating countries. [56] Cut-off: 30/04/2013 (4th call) [57] www.woodwisd om.net/ bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 8 -
    • Money for How much Success rate Collaboration When to apply More information EuRoC: Call for Challeng ers 1) collaboration between humans and robots, robotic systems in an industry, 2) robots and mobile manipulation, robots in unstructured environments, 3) exploiting the great potential of Micro Aerial Vehicles [58] challengers can claim personnel and travel costs plus a small amount of "other costs" [59] Research Organizations, companies or even private persons, which fulfill the eligibility criteria [60] Cut-off: 30/06/2014 [58] i4ms.eu/open_ca lls/open_calls_de tail.php?post_id= 15 EuRoC: Call for End Users Robotics: Manufacturing companies provide challenging use cases in environments of Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell, Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation, Plant Servicing and Inspection. [60] Maximum reimbursement rates of eligible costs for Research and Technological Development: 75% rate applies to small and medium-sized enterprises [61] SMEs or large Enterprises, looking for robotic solutions [60] Cut-off: 15/11/2014 [62] www.euroc- project.eu/index. php?id=296 EuRoC: Call for Technolo gy Develope rs providing innovative technologies and searching for possible applications in the manufacturing field (robotics): Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell, Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation, Plant Servicing and Inspection [63] Maximum reimbursement rates of eligible costs for Research and Technological Development: 75% rate applies to small and medium-sized enterprises [61] Any company which is a legal entity (or teams composed by legal entities), whether established in a EU member state or associated country may participate [63] Cut-off: 15/11/2014 [63] www.euroc- project.eu/index. php?id=307 EuRoC: Call for System Integrato rs Combine the knowledge regarding challenging business cases in the manufacturing industry and innovative technologies from Technology Providers. Company interested in flexible, adaptable, collaborative and efficient robotic work cells [64] Maximum reimbursement rates of eligible costs for Research and Technological Development: 75% rate applies to small and medium-sized enterprises [61] Any company which is a legal entity (or teams composed by legal entities), whether established in a EU member state or associated country may participate [64] Cut-off: 15/11/2014 [64] www.euroc- project.eu/index. php?id=297 Appolo laser technologies for (micro)fabrication: Integration, lasers, beam control and guiding, software [65] Former projects funded by European Comission by 67% [66] end-users with demand on laser technologies for (micro)fabrication; application laboratories of research institutes and universities; the laser equipment manufacturers (preferable SMEs: for integration, lasers, beam control and guiding, software, etc.) [67] Call opens: Autumn 2014 [68] Cut-off: estimated Q4 2014 www.appolo- fp7.eu/ bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 9 -
    • Money for How much Success rate Collaboration When to apply More information Cloud Flow computational services distributed on the cloud: data (exchange and integration); services (adaptation, interoperability); and workflows (integration, co- operation). [69] funded under the 7th Framework Programme [69] CloudFlow results into the commercial products of the involved software vendors (all being SMEs) [70] Call opens: 30/06/2014 & 30/06/2015 [71] eu-cloudflow.eu/ Cloud SME CloudSME project aims building a generic simulation platform that enables SMEs in the manufacturing and engineering domain to utilise HPC cloud- based simulation services in a one-stop- shop solution to improve their operations [72] funded by the European Union [73] ten end-user or software companies shall be found for participation [74] Call opens: May and June 2014 [74] cloudsme.eu/ Fortissim o simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure [75] Will be driven by end-user requirements where (~50) business- relevant application experiments will be used to develop, test and demonstrate both the infrastructure and the “one-stop pay-per- use shop”. [76] EU contribution 73.7% [77] industrial users, particularly SMEs [76] Call opens: April/May 2014 [78] www.fortissimo- project.eu/index. html LASHA RE laser based equipment [79] 2013 Fraunhofer ILT hosted the launch event of the EU co- funded LASHARE project, which will run for four years with a budget of almost 15 million euros [80] LASHARE focuses on SMEs and enables them to bring new products to market to the benefit of European industry. [80] To be launched [81] www.lashare.eu/ RISE international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas [82] Staff member unit cost: Top-up allowance 2 000 person/month, Institutional unit cost: Research, training and networking costs 1 800 person/month & Management and indirect costs 700 person/month TOTAL: 4500 person/month (unit costs will be subject to a funding rate of 100%) [83] International and inter- sector collaboration. Exchanges can be for both early-stage and experienced researchers' levels and can also include administrative, managerial and technical staff.[82] 28/04/2015 [84, p. 30] ec.europa.eu/rese arch/participants/ portal/desktop/en /opportunities/h2 020/topics/59- msca-rise- 2014.html#tab1 bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 10 -
    • Services Bgator Ltd concentrates on new business acceleration & development and internationalization through: (1) Establishing international partner and client networks, (2) Acquiring funding for R&D and other types of projects, (3) Carrying out test sales in the target market, (4) Carrying out business related R&D activities. Since 2009, bgator Ltd has (1) acquired 20M€ of funding, (2) has served over 100 clients in 20 countries. www.bgator.com bgator Ltd  Hermiankatu 6-8H, FI-33720 Tampere  skype:bgator.com posti@bgator.com  FI22617781 - 11 -
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