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H2020 SME Instrument: funding innovative startups

The H2020 SME Instrument gives funding to every kind of innovation possible. And the accent is on innovation.

If you`re an agri startup that wants funding to break through the market with the same products that everyone`s developing, you will NOT get funded. If, however, you`re building something no one has seen (it can be software, hardware, a new way of farming, a new business model etc.), you have a chance.

I`m saying “a chance” because the competition is high, really high.

So, as I said, the accent is on innovation. In order to have a winning proposal, you got to explain two main things: why it is commercially viable and what is innovative about your idea. It`s not enough to have a groundbreaking idea. You have to show that it will survive on the market, make a profit (eventually) and change the paradigm.

'This is gonna sound crazy, but I've got an idea.'
‘This is gonna sound crazy, but I’ve got an idea.’

Tell me: do you have an idea that you want to develop?

The SME Instrument offers three ways of supporting you: TAKE CHANCE AND GO FOR IT. READ MORE HERE

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Getting money for your start-up

You can’t start a new venture without funding. That is well-known. Many people reach out to family and friends, other to bank credits, entrepreneurial subsidies and business incubators. Of course, there’s also the crowdfunding option.

Here is where Horizon 2020 comes in. Google H2020 and you’ll find all the information you need. Here is where you can find the funding opportunities for your area of expertise: find your area. READ MORE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING FUNDING!