While many Earth Observation researchers and entrepreneurs are familiar with the Horizon 2020 research and development funding scheme, the awareness of the relatively new SME Instrument could still be developed. Therefore, the European Commission is organising a webinar targeting the Copernicus ecosystem on 22 February to present the benefits and rules of the programme as well as the requirements for applicants.
The instrument is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and offers cash grants, extensive coaching and training from business development experts and mentorship from industry professionals. It can support the implementation of innovative Copernicus-based ideas for products, services or processes for the global market.
To find out what the SME Instrument can offer to your business, register for the webinar on 22 February here.