International innovation by SMEs contributes to the competitiveness of Europe
- Published: 10 June 2016
‘Europe is not only for big multinationals and renowned knowledge institutes, but also for smaller innovative companies with international ambitions. As long as they know which paths to follow’, was the main message of Ahmet Polat, international innovation specialist from the Dutch Government speaking at the latest Idox Grants’ event held recently in The Netherlands.
European funding opportunities for ambitious and innovative companies
Polat, with over twelve years of experience in the formation of international consortia, was one of the key speakers who provided insight and expertise into the main international funding opportunities for SMEs over the coming six month. As a specialist at the Ministry of Economic Affairs he guided the audience through such programmes as Eurostars, Horizon2020 and Fast Track to Innovation and accentuated that ‘cooperation’ and ‘international ambition’ are keywords for organisations to be successful in Europe. Another key speaker, representing the European Regional Development Fund, reinforced the presence of opportunities for SMEs within the European funding landscape.
Success for Idox Grants’ focus on EU funding programmes
Idox Grants’ focus in recent years on European funding programmes has already led to some notable grant wins such as Vencer, who developed a technique for a modular chassis which can be copied by other sports car producers.
With a budget of nearly £70 billion Horizon2020 offers another four years of great funding opportunities for multinationals, governments, knowledge institutes AND SMEs.
Several clients present at the event, including SKG-IKOB, Reginox and UPX Systems have already demonstrated their interest in the Idox Grants arrangements for European grant applications for innovative projects and developments.
Next European funding event:
Funding Steps into Europe, Nemo Science Center Amsterdam - 23rd June 2016. For more information and to register visit our website.