March 17, 2015

H2020 Hacks - SME Instrument Secrets from another place!

Welcome to our March podcast called H2020 Hacks: SME Instrument Secrets from another place.

Our team (based in Scottish Enterprise) is the Scottish part of the Enterprise Europe Network, a network spanning more than 50 countries, opening doors for SMEs that want to grow and one of the most popular topics with our clients is the funding available under the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.

The SME Instrument is a really great opportunity for Scottish SMEs to develop their products and ideas and every month we all gather in Enterprise Europe Network towers in deepest Scotland to analyse the latest SME Instrument applicant information. We pour over the spreadsheets of performance stats and consult our evaluator colleagues to make sure our advice is accurate and relevant to you.

Some countries seem to be more successful than others and while we were wondering why and stroking our imaginary silver beards, someone said “why don’t you just ask them?” So we did!

In this podcast our valued colleagues Natalia, Laura, Carolina, Sorn, Layla, Michael and Bernd Reichert, Head of Unit “SMEs in Horizon 2020" at the European agency for small and medium enterprises give their top tips for success in the SME Instrument.

Our network in more than 50 countries is here to help you develop your business. You can find your local contact by visiting and click on the map.

IMPORTANT: If you are in Scotland and you have a draft proposal for SME Instrument ready, get in touch quickly! We have a range of ways to help you improve your proposal before you submit it. Don’t leave it until close to deadline, get in touch today by emailing
Also check out our previous podcasts on Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.

Last week the Enterprise Europe Network in England Wales and Northern Ireland was re-launched supported by Innovate UK and you can follow their shiny new twitter feed @EEN_UK

Follow us on twitter @eenscotland and for SME Instrument follow @H2020SME for the latest tips .

This podcast has been brought to you by the Enterprise Europe network in Scotland.

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