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Break Out: GetFunded010: up to €2.5M waiting for you! – VanPaz / Gemeente Rotterdam

June 1, 2017, 18:00 - 19:00

The European Commission grants up to €2.5M to the most innovative EU companies via the so-called Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme. This is ‘free’ money for companies: it does not need to be returned (it is not a loan) and it will not cost you shares (it is not an investment). Is it too good to be true? Well, it is actually true!
It comes it two flavours: the SME Instrument Phase 1 and the SME Instrument Phase 1, which are not necessarily consecutive.
Do you have a mature prototype but you are not sure if it is commercially viable? Then go for the SME Instrument Phase 1! Successful 10-page proposals will receive €50,000 cash to carry out a feasibility study.
Do you have an innovative product, a business plan, and even customers? Then go for the SME Instrument Phase 2! Successful 30-page proposals will receive up to €2.5M cash to carry out technical and business development
The bad news is that the competition is tough: less than 10% of the applicants succeed in getting funded. Only a handful of Rotterdam-based companies have ever been awarded an SME Instrument grant.
The Municipality of Rotterdam has the ambitious goal to increase the number of local businesses winning these grants. How? Via the GetFunded010 initiative, in which professional consultants and RVO experts will write with you an excellent SME Instrument proposal.
There are no costs to apply to the GetFunded 010 programme and no costs if you win the grant. Simply free help to get free money! Do you still believe that this is too good to be true? Then come to the launch event at the Venture Café on Thursday 18th at 6pm. And do not forget to apply at before Friday June 2nd, 6pm.

VanPaz turns cutting-edge technologies into successful products, also via access to public and private financing. In 2017, VanPaz has been the most successful Dutch consultant for SME Instrument, writing over a third of all winning applications.


June 1, 2017
18:00 - 19:00