Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate: Connecting European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with researchers
Sherry Ward, AltTox
The European Union recently launched a EUR 7 million pilot action aiming to support dynamic SMEs in recruiting researchers to explore innovative business ideas. Enterprises have until 30 June 2016 to submit a 10-page application explaining the business idea, the required skills and the envisaged role of the researcher within the company. The EU will support the best 90 applications with a grant covering 100 % of the salary of the researcher for one year. The EU will also give international visibility to the job vacancies and provide a training programme for both the researchers and the supervisors in the companies.