Adapted Evaluation Procedure for SME Instrument Phase 2

Under the EIC pilot, the SME Instrument will undergo a radical change. Companies that pass the initial selection stage for Phase 2 awards, will have to pitch their innovation projects in front of a panel of jury experts, consisting of private investors, business angels and other players in the innovation ecosystem. This complements the existing paper based assessment in order to take full account of the personal qualities and motivations of the applicant innovators.

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