SME Instrument Phase 1 Services

What is SME Instrument Phase 1?

“SME Instrument Phase 1” grants 50 000 euros and facilitates seed-funding to explore and assess the technical and commercial feasibility of a breakthrough innovation that your StartUp wants to achieve. You can for instance, fund risk assessment activities, design or market studies and intellectual property exploration. The ultimate goal of this funding is to put a new product, service or process in the market, possibly through an innovative application of existing technologies, methods or business processes.

There are 4 deadlines for Phase 1 Funding in 2016: 

  • 24th February
  • 3rd March
  • 7th September
  • 9th November

There are 4 deadlines for Phase 1 Funding in 2017: 

  • 15th February
  • 3rd May
  • 6th September
  • 8th November

We can help you successfully access Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding for your StartUp. We provide a range of tailor-made services to help you, starting with sharing our expertise with you, helping you rate your idea and grant proposals and improve them before submitting, all the way to writing the proposal for you.


Our team of experts, led by Kumardev Chatterjee, is available to speak to you on Skype and answer all your questions on how EU Funding for StartUp works and how to get EU funding for your StartUp. You can also get a real-time assessment during the call itself, of whether your StartUp qualifies for EU Funding and which phase of the SME Instrument should you apply to:


Experienced experts are available to evaluate your proposal, providing you  written structured feedback using official templates, methods and language, as well as a follow-up Skype call to go through the written feedback and answer your questions. This will definitely help you improve your proposal before submission:


We can help you write the proposal itself in the way that it would it  meet the SME Instrument Phase 1 requirements and most importantly, the nuances that an European commission appointed proposal evaluator typically looks for during the review, therefore creating a proposal with high chances of winning: