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Successful first INNOWWIDE call for grants to internationalize innovative SMEs

The first INNOWWIDE Call for Proposals closed on Friday 31 May, reaching sucessfully results in terms of participation. 378 applicants from 35 EU and associated countries applied for funding under the first INNOWWIDE call. Spain is the country that has submitted more proposals and Andalusia is the first region, followed by Madrid and Catalonia.

The most popular overall target country for viability assessment projects was the USA with 22% of applicants, followed by India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Japan, Colombia, Canada and Russia.

54 target countries figured in this first call, with a widespread and balanced distribution between the three categories: developing, large emerging and developed.

All applications will now go through a strict eligibility check and independent evaluation, with the applications selected for funding being announced around the end of September 2019. 

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This EU Horizon 2020 pilot programme is bringing innovative European SMEs to the forefront of international markets, providing financial support for viability assessments in cooperation with stakeholders outside of Europe. INNOWWIDE creates the conditions to increase uptake of European innovative solutions outside of Europe. The two INNOWWIDE calls have a combined budget of 7.2 million EUR, which translates into 120 viability assessments at 60,000 EUR each. INNOWWIDE targets markets in developing countries; large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico) and developed countries.

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