SME funding for projects in the life-sciences in Horizon 2020
The European Commission funded 184 SME phase 1 projects in life sciences which were evaluated in the period 2014 – May 2016. Spain (28 projects) was the most successful country followed by UK (26) and Italy (19 projects). Germany initiated 17 successful phase 1 projects.
The number of SME Phase 2 life science projects funded in the same period was 33. Only 12 countries did launch phase 2 projects. UK with 7 projects, Germany with 5, The Netherlands with 4 and Ireland with 3 projects are the leading countries within the EU. Spain leading the ranking of phase 1 projects could only initiate 3 phase 2 projects.