The first cut-off date has just passed on 18 June 2014, and 2 666 proposals for SME Instrument have been submitted. The majority of SMEs applied individually, and most consortia were of two SMEs.
The open disruptive innovation scheme attracted the most proposals (885), followed by low carbon energy systems (372), nanotechnologies (305) and eco-innovation/raw materials (241). The general expected success rate for applications in this cut-off date is of 6.2%.
Italy led the number of applications (436), with Spain as a close second (420), followed by the United Kingdom (232), Germany (188), France (167) and Hungary (166).
The EASME plans to have evaluated the proposals by the end of July 2014.
More details here -> European Commission – EASME – Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.