Dual use support guide for regions and SMEs published
The European Commission's directorate general for enterprise and industry has published a new guide for helping SMEs in understanding EU funding tools. The guide is intended for small and medium-sized companies developing technologies for use on both civil and military markets and presents opportunities offered by the Horizon 2020 and COSME programmes in between others.
The guide also shows how regional authorities can take similar approaches in the context of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and regional smart specialisation strategies. Regional funds, particularly the EU Cohesion Policy instruments, are a major source of financing that can complement other schemes and be used to finance EUREKA and Eurostars projects.
The dual use support guide can be downloaded here.