Call: Cluster Go international in the defence and security sector
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme |
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of 2.3 bn. €.
COSME aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access finance in all phases of their lifecycle – creation, expansion, or business transfer. Thanks to EU support, businesses have easier access to guarantees, loans and equity capital. EU ‘financial instruments’ are channelled through local financial institutions in EU countries. To find a financial institution in your country, visit the Access to Finance portal.
COSME helps businesses to access markets in the EU and beyond. It funds the Enterprise Europe Network that helps SMEs find business and technology partners, and understand EU legislation; the Your Europe Business portal that provides practical information on doing business within Europe; and the SME Internationalisation Portal for companies who want to develop their activities outside Europe. It also finances a number of IPR (intellectual property rights) SME Helpdesks.
COSME supports entrepreneurs by strengthening entrepreneurship education, mentoring, guidance and other support services. Actions support specific groups who may find it difficult to reach their full potential, such as young people, women and senior entrepreneurs. The programme also aims to help businesses access opportunities offered by digital technologies.
Improving business conditions
COSME aims to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on SMEs by creating a business-friendly environment. COSME also supports businesses to be competitive by encouraging them to adopt new business models and innovative practices. This complements actions in areas with high growth potential such as the tourism sector.
Cluster Go international in the defence and security sector
|Description of call |
"Cluster Go international in the defence and security sector"
Europe has a strong base of cutting-edge SMEs, often highly specialised in key enabling and emerging technologies.
Transferring their knowledge to defence markets provides benefits to both civil and defence communities through faster innovation
cycles, lower development costs and expanded markets.
|Thematic Focus||Competitiveness, SME, Industry|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
|Eligible applicants||Other, , Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)|
|Applicant details|| |
must be legal entities forming a consortium all representing a cluster organisation or a business network organisation registered
or planned to be registered on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP).
|Project Partner Details||
Applicant organisations must form consortia composed of at least three different cluster or business network organisations established in three different EU Member States.At least one of the three applying cluster or business network organisations must be a defence-related entity.
|Project duration min||12 months|
|Project duration max||24 months|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| |
The maximum grant per project
will be 200 000 €.
|Submission||Applicants are requested to go to http://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cosme-eu-programme-competitiveness-enterprises-and-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes and follow the procedure for submitting an application.|
|Contact Details|| |
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.