The aim of this competition is to support innovative UK SMEs to carry out short international cooperation feasibility studies to build new international business networks. This can enable commercial research and innovation partnerships and can be used towards Horizon 2020 proposals.
We are looking to increase the international engagement of innovative UK SMEs and the competition will focus on supporting companies that have strong innovative ideas. The proposed activities or studies should show the development potential of an idea and the opportunities available from international partnerships and access to new markets. The feasibility studies can focus on any global market but you must explain the reasons for pursuing a specific market. Applications should also detail the potential impacts and follow-on activities envisaged.
There can be a link between the studies and market-focused innovation projects with private or public funding. For example, European programmes or Innovate UK’s Newton/Official Development
Assistance funding activities, focused on funding new solutions to major global challenges.
- Registration deadline – Noon 21st September 2016
- Application deadline – Noon 28th September 2016
For full details of the call please click here.