The third in a series of 9 webinars for SMEs was successfully transmitted at 10:00 on 10th December 2019. The 2-hour event attracted 60 participants from a variety of companies and institutions.
The webinar was staged as part of the ‘Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II project, which is jointly funded by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union. The aim of the training was to better inform SMEs about the European Commission’s ‘Horizon 2020’ programme which is the main vehicle for funding innovative SME projects to a stage where they may be commercialised. The focus of this webinar was on the need to develop viable and convincing business plans for inclusion in proposals submitted for funding. The need for sound business plans is even greater following the introduction of the Accelerator Pilot Programme as a lead-in to the Horizon Europe Framework Programme which will commence in January 2021.
Over 220 SMEs have participated in the three webinars which have been broadcast since the start of the project in January 2019, with an average of 40 topic-related questions being raised online after each transmission.