Introduction to the SME Instrument in Horizon 2020

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A professional meetup focusing on winning grants from the European Union SME instrument took place this month for the first time in Aran.

Topics included funding opportunities for Israeli startups, the parameters according to which applications are evaluated, upcoming changes in 2018 and the advantages of collaborating with development firms and consultancy companies.

The speakers at the meetup, experts in their field, presented tools for success, key figures from previous years and successful case studies.


  • Ruth Friedel, Binational Program Manager at ISERD and Israel Innovation Authority.
  • Justina Sauciuvenaite, Chief Sales Officer& Director-Lithuania at ALIEN.
  • Indre Remeikyte, Project Financing Consultant at ALIEN.
  • Amir Shiner, VP Medical Device Development at ARAN.