Application Deadline: 01/26/2022
SEED Innovation Vouchers, up to €5000, are available to SME’s to support an innovation project or new idea. The vouchers can be used to finance (or part-finance) external support from technical, legal, financial, and business experts.
SEED vouchers provide SME’s with a solid foundation (technical feasibility, business case, IP issues, due diligence on partner or technology) to make critical decisions and advancements related to innovation projects. The SEED vouchers can be used in any stage of an innovation project and are not limited to actions in the early technology readiness levels (TRLs).
1. The applicants must be an SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) according to the EU definition.
2. The applicant must be a single company (no consortiums allowed)
3. Applicants must be legally registered in one of the six METABUILDING target countries:
Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain
Please note: SME’s legally registered outside of these 6 countries but a direct member, or a member of an organisation which is a member, of the EURIC, AM, EFB and ECTP platforms are also eligible to apply.
4. Applicants must operate in one or more of the following sectors:
Construction, Digital Industry, Additive Manufacturing, Nature-Based Solutions, Circularity & Recycling
SEED service providers can be institutions, consultants, companies, universities, etc. The service provider must be legally registered and located in an EU country and be registered as Innovation Stakeholder in the METABUILDING Innovation Stakeholders Pool to be eligible to support an SME. The selected service provider should be an independent entity having no legal control over the applicant and not being controlled by it. Applicants for the innovation vouchers will be requested to confirm that there is no conflict of interest.
The services that qualify for receiving financial support are:
• Legal assistance and patent search
• Technical analysis and assistance
• Elaboration of market studies and business models
Successful applications will be awarded a SEED Innovation Voucher up to €5.000 (depending on the offer of the service provider). Only costs generated within the service are eligible. Cost exceeding this amount will not be covered by the voucher but can be covered by the SME with their own funds. The value of the voucher will only be paid to the SME upon the presentation of the invoice from the service provider and the submission of the post-service assessment. As part of the application applicants are required to provide a signed offer from the service provider (acceptance declaration). The final invoice from the service provider must be in line with the signed offer provided by the applicant at the submission of the application.
Official Website: METABUILDING: SEED Innovation Vouchers – Second Round