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IraSME - We Fund Innovation

We are looking for additional countries/regions to join the IraSME Network. IraSME is not limited to Europe. Every country with an innovative small and medium-sized business sector can participate.

If you are a ministry or funding agency who is owner or manager of a funding program that assists SMEs in the development of innovative products, processes or technical services to improve their market position and create or secure jobs you can easily extend the cooperation opportunities beyond your boarders.

IraSME builds bridges between funding programs on national/regional level that have the same target by organising and promoting common calls for proposals and partnering events. In this way funding of transnational cooperation projects is made possible for a target group that mostly has no access to transnational funding due to the high thresholds of technical excellence, experience in bureaucratic application processes or time for acquiring this experience.

Mainly the idea of IraSME is to take all the advantages of national/regional SME support to a transnational level with the smallest possible effort.

Joining the network doesn’t cost you anything. By signing the IraSME cooperation agreement you declare your will to participate in the common calls for proposals according to the rules of your program (no common pot, you only fund your national/regional applicants) under the condition of sufficing budget, to stick to the schedule for the evaluation (about 3 months from call deadline to decision), to participate in meetings on working level at your own stake as possible (meetings take place about twice a year) and, if you want to, occasionally host a meeting.

Leaving the network is possible at any time. National/regional rules for funding always prevail, so you have the final decision about what projects you want to fund.

If you are interested but have further questions we would be glad to answer them.

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Contact info

+49 (0)30 48163 493

AiF Projekt GmbH
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin - Germany

Information on our partner network CORNET: If you are an association and your SME members have a common R&D question that needs to be solved by research-centres or universities? You may benefit from the transnational funding opportunities the CORNET network can offer, as it links national and regional funding programmes for collective research to promote cooperation between SME associations and research organisations across Europe: