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SME funding in HORIZON 2020 in 2014-2016

The European Commission funded 1,155 SME phase 1 projects which were evaluated in the period 2014 – May 2016.
Spain (241 projects) was the most successful country followed by Italy (194 projects) and the UK (149). Interestingly, Germany though being the most powerful and innovative economy in Europe initiated only 79 successful phase 1 projects.

Number of Phase 1 projects per members state


The number of SME Phase 2 projects funded in the same period was 248. Spain with 43 projects, UK with 30, Italy with 25 and Germany with 22 projects are the leading countries within the EC.

Number of Phase 2 project per member state