SME Instrument Grant

01-06-15

SME Instrument Grant

On June 1st, we received good news that our REPHLECT proposal, submitted to the European Commission SME Instrument – Phase 2 Call within its H2020 Research and Innovation programme, was invited for contract negotiation.

This has become a very selective funding call (6% success rate on average) now running for two years and that the Commission refers it as the “SME Champions League”. In our call (March 18th) 614 proposals by European SMEs were presented, and only 37 were awarded, with BSQ’s obtaining 14.5 points out of maximum 15. EC’s support to the winners not only comes through grants but also through coaching and the H2020 sponsored marketing campaigns.
http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=newsalert&year=2015&na=na-040615
The grant contract was finally signed on July 27th: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/sme/5678/recovering-europe-s-photovoltaics-leadership-through-high-concentration-technology

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