64 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 16 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. The total amount to be distributed between the SMEs working on 57 projects is € 96.815 million.
Spanish SMEs were the most successful with 12 companies selected for funding. This time they were followed by 8 companies from Denmark and 7 businesses from France and Italy. Most projects are in the field of transport (10 projects) and ICT (9 projects).
In the latest round two space project were funded:
- Project: HERMES
High Efficiency Real-Time Multithreading Engine for Space applications
Beneficiary: TAITUS Software Italia SRL (Italy)
- Project: WATER4AGRI
Securing water for food and safety with the world’s most advanced soil moisture information derived from satellites
Beneficiary: VanderSat B.V. (Netherlands)
Both projects belong to the topic ‘Engaging SMEs in space research and development’.