SME Instrument accessible to Swiss firms


Since January 2017, Swiss SME's can receive a direct funding from European Commision for their innovation projects. This is possible via the SME Instrument Programme. This specific instrument from the current Framework Programme Horizon 2020, fills in an existing gap in the funding of SME's, between R&D phases and commercialisation.

The Partnership Service from platinn provides a proven practical experience in preparation of submissions for initial phases. SME's reaching out to the innovation platform can benefit from additional supervision in order to increase their chances of success in the selection process.

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Kugler Bimetal: l’approche lean

Le franc fort et la pression internationale ont poussé Kugler Bimetal à revoir ses modes de production pour maintenir sa compétitivité. Lire la suite pour savoir comment platinn l’y a aidé.

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Optimiser ou repositionner?

L'expérience de platinn avec les stratégies d’innovation des PME. Propos de Christoph Meier, directeur de platinn.

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platinn is an initiative of the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Valais, Neuchatel, Geneva and Jura, supported by SECO within the NRP