The following call for proposal is one element of a broader action to develop the ecosystem of innovation support to SMEs in Europe. Where appropriate, a highly specialised support service may be established at European level to complement existing national and regional services. Generally, the actions are designed to provide opportunities to Member States and regions to enhance their services through collaboration, peer-learning and uptake of new approaches. In the work programme 2016-17 emphasis is put on testing three new approaches to a better innovation support in large pilot actions that should deliver results in time for the start of discussion on the next framework programme for research and innovation. The Enterprise Europe Network, present in all European regions and co-financed by them, the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Member States are expected to play an important role in implementing these pilot actions and transferring the result ‘in-real-time’ to their regions.


  • INNOSUP-06-2016:Capacity-building for National Contact Points (NCPs) for SMEs and Access to Risk Finance under Horizon 2020
    Opening date: 15 October 2015 Deadline: 19 January 2016
  • INNOSUP-01-2016-2017:Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains
    Opening date: 10 November 2015 Deadline: 6 April 2016
  • INNOSUP-02-2016:European SME innovation Associate – pilot
    Opening date: 11 February 2016 Deadline: 30 June 2016
  • INNOSUP-03-2017:Technology services to accelerate the uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies for clean production by manufacturing SMEs
    Opening date: 8 November 2015 Deadline: 28 March 2017
  • INNOSUP-04-2016:SMEs for social innovation – Challenge platform
    Opening date: 10 November 2015 Deadline: 28 April 2016
  • INNOSUP-05-2016-2017:Peer learning of innovation agencies
    Opening date: 10 November 2015 Cut-offs dates: 17 March 2016, 18 October 2016, 8 March 2017
  • INNOSUP-07-2017:Innovating SMEs – segmentation along lifecycle and sectors (analytical research activity)
    Opening date: 8 November 2016 Deadline: 28 March 2017
  • INNOSUP-08-2017:A better access to industrial technologies developed overseas
    Opening date: 8 November 2016 Deadline: 28 March 2017

For more information, please visit the European Commission website.