SEED Innovation Vouchers, up to €5000, are available to SME’s to support an innovation project or new idea. The vouchers can be used to finance (or part-finance) external support from technical, legal, financial, and business experts. SEED vouchers provide SME’s with a solid foundation (technical feasibility, business case, IP issues, due diligence on partner or technology) to make critical decisions and advancements related to innovation projects. The SEED vouchers can be used in any stage of an innovation project and are not limited to actions in the early technology readiness levels (TRLs).
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| Call Description and Scope
SEED Innovation Vouchers can finance short interventions of technical, legal, financial, and business experts. Applications should demonstrate how the voucher will help an SME to validate an idea for an innovation project, evaluate the potential of a new idea, or accelerate an existing innovation project.
Please note that the SEED Innovation Voucher must be used within a period of 2 months after receiving the confirmation it is awarded.
| Eligibility Criteria
1. The applicants must be an SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) according to the EU definition.
2. The applicant must be a single company (no consortiums allowed)
3. Applicants must be legally registered in one of the six METABUILDING target countries: AUSTRIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY PORTUGAL, SPAIN
Please note: SME’s legally registered outside of these 6 countries but a direct member, or a member of an organization that is a member, of the EURIC, AM, EFB, and ECTP platforms are also eligible to apply.
4. Applicants must operate in one or more of the following sectors:
Circularity & Recycling
| Application Procedure
The complete application consists of the following elements:
SEED online application form (including provisions of the Declaration of Honour)
Ethic Issues Table
Quotation from the service provider (signed by the SMEs as the declaration of acceptance)