The companies funded by the SME Instrument under Phase 2 met on 25-26 April in Bruxelles for the Phase II welcome day. The aim was to bring together SMEs that have been selected for financing under the EU Horizon2020 programme for Research and Innovation to develop innovative products that can disrupt the market, make the EU more competitive and create growth and jobs. The idea was to gather the SMEs to meet each other, to answer interrogations and solve common challenges and collect thoughts from SMEs on their needs and expectations for the third phase of the programme.
As a winner of the Horizon 2020 programme, Vegea took this as an opportunity to exchange, share information and build trust among top-innovation peers.
A workshop on how to work on a successful elevator pitch, a look into how to achieve results faster in the SME Instrument through the Academy, Investors & Corporate, European & Overseas Trade Fairs as a good way of finding new clients and partners.
A workshop on easy grant management with the best recommendations on how to face the reporting activities throughout the program.
A workshop on visibility and communication, these workshops and many others gave the participants valuable insights from experts on how to get the best from the Horizon 2020 programme.