At the first cut-off date for Phase 2 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument on 9 October 2014, the Commission received a total of 580 proposals from 29 countries. The ranking by country is similar to the results for Phase 1, with the largest number of proposals coming from Italy (70), followed by Spain (69) and United Kingdom (61).
In total 785 SMEs participated in the call, either as sigle applicants (78%) or as part of a consortium. The Open Disruptive Innovation scheme attracted the largest number of applicants, i.e. 191, while biomarkers/diagnostic devices came in second place (81), nanotech in third place (80) and low carbon energy systems in fourth place (72). Space accounted for the smallest number of applications (7).
The evaluation results of this cut-off date will be published in April 2015. The next deadline for Phase 2 applications is on 17 December 2014.