EU Funding Workshop

Funding Opportunities for smaller companies under EU programs

Date: 8 October 2015

Time: 9:30 - 12:00

Location: Room Strassburg, Messe Dresden


The EU 10/100/20 strategy has brought the promise of large-scale investment in Europe and increased public financing. Access to EU funding programs remains a challenge for many of the smaller companies in the manufacturing supply chain, who do not have the time nor the expertise in-house to monitor EU funding calls, write applications or manage EU projects. 




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This workshop, brought to you jointly by SEMI and PNO Consultants, will provide an overview of the EU’s funding priorities for the next two years and will focus on an EU program specifically targeting smaller companies: the SME instrument. 



 Thursday, 8 October 2015

 09:30Welcome and Introduction
 - Rania Georgoutsakou, Director Public Policy, SEMI Europe
- Annemarie Reiche, Branch Manager, PNO Consultants
 09:40SEMI relevant funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 –Overview of the draft work programmes 2016-17 of ICT, Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

H2020 provides financial support from original research through to commercialization of new products. After a brief presentation of relevant draft work programmes, you get practical recommendations on how to develop and write a successful EU proposal.

 Annemarie Reiche, Branch Manager, PNO Consultants
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 10:30Coffee and Networking Break 


Best practices on applying for and managing SME Instrument projects – tips & tricks one year after the programs’ introduction
The SME Instrument is a radically new concept of EU R&I funding aimed at meeting the needs of SMEs. The program addresses the equity gap (1 to 5 million €) of high potential and European-oriented SMEs in advancing high-risk innovation ideas (demonstration, innovation activities etc.). You will learn how to turn your ideas into successful projects. One beneficiary will speak about his experience with the program.
Stefan Guenther, Managing Director, Anvo-Systems Dresden
 - Annemarie Reiche, Branch Manager, PNO Consultants
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Who should attend?

Business development managers, research directors, company executives; special focus on small and medium-sized companies.


Price Information and Registration:

The workshop is open to all SEMI members, SEMICON Europa and PE2015 Exhibitors and participation is free of charge. 


Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We will confirm registrations by email.



Part of SEMI’s Advocacy activities in Europe – with the support of our 2015

Advocacy Partners: