The main objective of this action is to empower the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for Small medium-sized enterprises - SMEs and Access to risk finance (SMEs, ARF) under Horizon2020, by promoting a systemic service and knowledge provider for SMEs, industry and ARF community. Such knowledge and service provider will include collaboration and networking with relevant networks in thematic areas across the three Pillars of Horizon 2020, as well as networks focusing on SMEs such as the Enterprise Europe Network - EEN.
Special attention will be dedicated to strengthening the knowledge of less experienced NCPs from Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC) in order to deliver professional cross borders know-how including the EU, National and regional level The Network will address the real needs of European SMEs and industry, notably newcomers , established in the MS and AC with a view on stimulating, encouraging and facilitating a more effective participation of European companies into the several funding opportunities included in Horizon 2020.
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Funding SchemeCSA - Coordination and support action