EU Institutions have developed a range of attractive innovation grant programmes, among which:
ESA BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
Eurostars is a European joint programme, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 EUREKA network countries (the whole EU and countries such as South Korea, UK, Norway, Switzerland, Israël...) and by the European Union, which is dedicated to supporting international innovative projects led by R&D-performing SMEs, including start-ups. Selected consortia (mi. 2 partners from 2 different EUREKA countries) receive grants with a typical public funding of 50-60%.
EIC Accelerator is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot that supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with funding opportunities and acceleration services. It is a highly-selective (only ar. 200 beneficiaries per year) programme that supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators to help them develop and bring to the market new innovative products, services and business models. Selected companies receive grants (from €500k to €2.5+m) and potentially equity (up to €15m).
ESA Business Applications is a programme that supports the development of sustainable services that use space assets. It offers expert supports to entrepreneurs and three funding opportunities depending on the innovation maturity: Kick start that funds 80% of the total cost with ESA providing up to €64,000 in co-funding together with Feasibility studies and later Demonstration projects that fund up to 50% of the total cost.
EU Member States also actively support innovative projects via their own national/regional grant programmes.
We prepare the application starting with a detailed innovation analysis and the elaboration of project plans.
We build up the applications closely with our clients, describing and advocating their cases in writing, facilitating partnerships and caring about all the administrative burden in the submission:
Screening of funding opportunities
Choice of the programme call
Identification of potential partners
Project plan & budget
Tasks split between partners