H2020 funding programme will help SMEs hire expert researchers from abroad.

H2020 funding programme will help SMEs hire expert researchers from abroad.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

INNOSUP-02-2019-2020: European SME innovation Associate - pilot


The recruitment phase is already open, SMEs interested in hiring experts from abroad can apply, however they must be able to demonstrate that they cannot find the experts they need in the national labour market.

The funding will consist of covering 100% of the salary of a foreign innovation Associate whose mission will be to identify the potential of the innovative idea of the company and transform it into a concrete innovation project.


The programme can cover one of the chosen types of costs:

  • 100% Salary for one year
  • Relocation costs
  • Costs associated with the training programme to be included in the work plan.
  • Travel and accomodation for attendance to an initial general meeting in Brussels.


The funding will be given in the form of a "lump sum" which greatly simplifies the process.

The budget for this call is € 4.5 million to cover approximately 50 projects.

Information on projects approved in previous calls can be found on the European Commission's CORDIS website. Contact us for more information, we will be happy to answer your questions.



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