On March 9th 2017, Elvira Martín, Partner of Energy for Business, participated as a speaker in the “The SME Instrument of H2020”, organized by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness IVACE and held in Castellón de la Plana (Valencia region).

During the conference, Elvira Martín offered her vision as an expert on what the keys are for connecting with the evaluator from the beginning to the end of the proposal. The paper’s focus has been on maximizing the chances of success to be a beneficiary of an European grant under the H2020 SME Instrument, a program for any highly innovative small and medium-sized company that has the potential to grow and impact at either a European or international level.

During the day, several success stories have been presented, of SMEs benefiting from the SME Instrument of H2020, in any of its phases: Eyesynth, Biotica and Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica.

Also in the institutional block, the conference was also attended by Rafael Escamilla, responsible for European Programs of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE); Diego Basco, president of the European Center for Innovative Companies in Castellón; and Luis Guerra, maximum Spanish representative of the SME Instrument in the European Union (CDTI). All of them have offered their respective perspectives on how to obtain European funding under this program.