The SME Instrument is a European Commission Programme which grants equity-free, direct financial support to SMEs located within the EU member-states and associated countries.

SME Instrument targets highly innovative firms

The European Commission is looking for highly innovative firms that are ambitious and have the potential to develop, grow and have a European or international impact. It is advisable that the SME has, and can demonstrate, a good knowledge of and experience in the markets it intends to master. The European Commission is interested in companies which follow a development strategy that pursues breakthrough innovation and/or the potential to disrupt existing markets.

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