Press releases

23.Mar €7.5 million in H2020 SME Instrument funding for customers of Invent Baltics

With the results from the recent SME Instrument Phase 2 funding round available, Invent Baltics was able to secure a total of 7.5MEUR funding for its customers. The 4 successful projects were submitted in the topics of ICT, Energy and Healthcare/Biotechnology. The companies represented 3 different member states: Estonia, Finland and Ireland.

14.Mar RemoteA Oy will receive a 1,2 € million grant for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project

Invent Baltics consultants supported Finnish company RemoteA Oy in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 2 project proposal. The project with a total budget of 1,75 million will receive support under the topic “Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing Well“

12.Jan Brighterwave Oy will receive a €2.2 million grant for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project

Invent Baltics consultants supported the Finnish company Brighterwave Oy in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 2 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project with a total budget of €3.2 million will receive support under the Open Disruptive Innovation topic.

29.Dec Cloudstreet Oy will receive a €1,6 million grant for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project

Invent Baltics consultants supported Finnish company Cloudstreet Oy in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 2 project proposal. The project with a total budget of €2.3 million will receive support under the Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme.

06.Dec Three out of five successful Finnish SME Instrument Phase 2 projects were customers of Invent Baltics

Recent round of H2020 SME Instrument brought great success to Finland with 5 companies receiving funding for their Phase 2 projects. 3 of the successful companies were customers of Invent Baltics with a total of more than 5MEUR in funding.

07.Nov Hungarian company Virtual Solutions Ltd is receiving Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 grant for developing an open source enterprise software development framework

Invent Baltics consultants supported a Hungarian software development company Virtual Solutions Ltd in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 1 proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The proposal was successful under the SME Instrument “New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” topic.

26.Oct SCULT Foundation is receiving a nearly €0,4 million grant from the Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships funding instrument

Invent Baltics consultants supported SCULT Foundation in preparing a successful project proposal to the Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnerships funding instrument. The objective of the three-year collaboration project is to implement SCULT International Sport Volunteers Movement in Europe, and thereby increase the physical activity levels as well as social inclusion of Europeans at large.

07.Sep Invent Baltics coordinated and supported an Estonian biotechnology SME ProtoBios in putting together a successful Horizon 2020 RISE application The project SZ_TEST (project ID: 734791) received a grant of ~1.3 million euros for the development of molecular diagnostics tools for early detection of schizophrenia.
29.Aug Alleco Oy to recive financing for developing the world’s first underwater tablet computer within the framework of SME Instrument Phase 2 project

Invent Baltics consultants supported Finnish company Alleco Oy in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 2 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project with a total budget of €1.2 million was the highest scoring proposal under the Open Disruptive Innovation (ICT) topic.

15.Aug Paptic Oy will receive a €2.2 million grant for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project

Invent Baltics consultants supported Finnish company Paptic Oy in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 2 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project with a total budget of €3.1 million will receive support under the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials topic.

08.Aug Nano OÜ receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding for developing a novel production process to produce bio-based Propylene Glycol

Invent Baltics consultants supported Estonian company Nano OÜ in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project will receive support under the climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials topic.

06.Jul Sampo Software OY received funding for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 1 project

Invent Baltics helped Finnish company Sampo Software OY to prepare a successful project proposal to the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation funding programme. The project will receive support under the topic of “Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme"

25.Apr An eco-innovation company, Advanced Sports Installations Europe AS received a 1.6 million grant from Horizon 2020 SME Instrument to finalise the development of unique synthetic grass fields´ recycling solution

Invent Baltics assisted Advanced Sports Installations Europe AS (ASIE) in putting together successful project application for Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument. In cooperation with Invent Baltics, ASIE had previously completed SME-Instrument Phase 1 (50,000 € grant) for conducting comprehensive feasibility study, including freedom-to-operate analysis and market studies. As a result of phase-1 project, ASIE and Invent Baltics created a successful Phase 2 project application for SME-Instrument environment, raw materials and resource efficiency topic, making ASIE one of the few Estonian companies that have acquired such product development grant from European Commission. 

13.Apr Monese Ltd will receive more than €1.1 million for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project

Invent Baltics helped UK company Monese Ltd to prepare a successful project proposal to the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation funding programme. The SME Instrument phase II project with a total budget around €1.5 million will be funded under the topic of “business model innovation”.

30.Mar Paumax Oy /AINA Wireless project proposal received over 2 million euro funding from Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument II phase

Invent Baltics consultants helped the Finnish company Paumax Oy /AINA Wireless, dedicated to developing innovative IP-based communication solutions, to prepare a successful project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project with total budget over 2 million euros will be funded under the Horizon 2020 „Innovation in SMEs” work programme.

02.Mar Icosagen Cell Factory was awarded EUR 1.2 million for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project Icosagen Cell Factory, a spin-off company from the University of Tartu, received a prestigious SME grant within the framework of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in which the European Commission hand-picks businesses to invest in and support. A total of 30 projects out of 1090 submitted proposals under Phase 2 were selected in the last call, with the cut-off date being 25 November 2015.
08.Feb Verkotan Oy receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding for developing an Over the Air (OTA) testing method for wearable devices

Invent Baltics consultants supported Verkotan Oy, a Finnish wireless performance test house, in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project will receive support under the Horizon 2020 Information and Communication Technologies work programme.

03.Feb SCULT Ltd receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding for developing a mobile platform to foster recreational sport

Invent Baltics consultants supported SCULT Ltd, an Estonian sports lifesyle social enterise, in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project will receive support under the  Horizon 2020 business model innovation topic.

05.Jan Bionova Oy will receive more than €1 million for the implementation of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 2 project Invent Baltics helped Finnish company Bionova Oy to prepare a successful project proposal to the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation funding programme. The SME Instrument phase II project with a total budget around €1.5 million will be funded under the topic of “business model innovation”.
28.Oct Tartu University Centre of Excellence in Translational Medicine project (CETM) received funding from Horizon 2020 Twinning programme.

Invent Baltics team helped Tartu University to coordinate the project proposal preparation to the Horizon 2020 Twinning measure. The proposal got maximum points in the evaluation and was awarded a Twinning grant. 

21.Oct Tartu University Genome Foundation launched a successful Horizon 2020 Twinning project (ePerMed) to facilitate the development of personalized medicine in Europe.

Invent Baltics team helped Tartu University Genome Foundation to coordinate the project proposal preparation to the Horizon 2020 Twinning measure. The proposal got maximum points in the evaluation and was awarded a Twinning grant. 

11.Sep Uniq Bioresearch Oy´s project was awarded over 1 million euro funding from Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument II phase Invent Baltics helped the Finnish company Uniq Bioresearch, active in developing a novel microencapsulation technology, to compose a successful project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The Phase 2 project with total budget around 1.5 million euros will be funded under the Horizon 2020 “Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing” work program. 
28.Jul MikroMasch Eesti OÜ receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding to develop novel lithium battery cells Invent Baltics consultants supported an Estonian nanotechnology firm in preparing a successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposal to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding program. The project will be funded under the  Horizon 2020 “Smart, green and integrated transport” work program.
28.May ZenRobotics Oy receives funding from Horizon 2020 SME instrument for developing a next generation robotic waste sorting system

ZenRobotics Oy, a Finnish company, received €2 Million funding from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2, for developing its next generation robotic waste sorting system.  The new generation utilizes advanced multi-sensor systems and machine learning technology for sorting commercial and industrial waste

25.May Synoste Oy raises € 2.2 M in the first closing of A-round financing including EUREKA Eurostars grant Invent Baltics client Synoste Oy is a Finnish medical device company developing a next-generation of patient friendly implants for the correction of skeletal deformations. Synoste’s proprietary technology will act as a platform for a range of long and short bone, spinal, and craniomaxilofacial applications providing solutions for millions of patients and their families across the globe.
22.May Invent Baltics supported Estonian companies in preparing 2 successful Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposals Invent Baltics team supported Advanced Sports Installations Europe AS and Meratel OÜ in preparing successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposals to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding programme.
20.Apr Invent Baltics invites you to join the International Seminar “(r)Evolution in Energy Economics” in Tallinn The seminar, taking place on Friday, 8 May 2015 in the premises of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, is being organized by the partners of the EU 7th Framework Programme IAPP project “HELTSTACK” – NICPB, VTT and Elcogen’s Estonian and Finnish branches.
16.Apr University of Tartu wins a €2.4 Million grant from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme in order to establish the Centre of Synthetic Biology Consultants of Invent Baltics assisted professor Mart Loog from University of Tartu Institute of Technology in preparing the SynBioTEC (“Establishing ERA Chair position in Synthetic Biology at University of Tartu Institute of Technology”) proposal to the Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme
02.Apr Invent Baltics supported Estonian and Finnish companies in preparing 3 successful Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposals

Invent Baltics team supported Alekon Cargo OÜ, GasEK Oy and MY Capital OÜ in preparing successful SME Instrument Phase 1 project proposals to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding programme. During the Phase 1 projects the firms will work on carrying out feasibility assessments including market research, freedom-to-operate analyses and technological feasibility studies. As an outcome of Phase 1 projects, the firms will create detailed business plans and commercialization strategies for their novel technologies.

16.Mar Tallinn University will receive ~2.4 million euros as an investment for scientific research on education innovation and ICT from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ERA Chair fund! Invent Baltics team helped to coordinate Tallinn University’s CEITER (“Cross-Border Educational Innovation through Technology-Enhanced Research”) project proposal preparation to the Horizon 2020 ERA Chair measure. CEITER was ranked with high 14 points and got thus invitation for Grant Agreement preparations.
20.Feb Two Estonian IT companies, Keel24 and Sentab, start Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 projects
Consultants of Invent Baltics supported Keel24 and Sentab in preparing successful project proposals to Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 funding programme. Keel24 and Sentab are the first Estonian firms that have been successful in the Phase 2 projects as coordinators. Both proposals were submitted to highly competitive “Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme” topic, in which 14 applications were selected for funding from altogether 191 project proposals. 
19.Jan Estonian biotechnology company Icosagen Cell Factory (ICF) OÜ starts with preparations for developing and engineering a novel toolbox for enhanced cell line, made possible by funding from European Commission’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Consultants from Invent Baltics helped ICF to compile the successful SME Instrument 1st phase proposal „IcoCell“ to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. During the 1st phase of the project will compile a detailed business plan and a feasibility study including market research, a freedom-to-operate analysis, technological feasibility study and a commercialization strategy
12.Jan Optofluid Technologies receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding to develop novel dialysis sensor

Estonian medical technology company Optofluid Technologies OÜ (OFT) was deemed successful in the “Personalized Health and Care” work programme with their project “On-Line DIAlysis Sensor” (OLDIAS).

06.Jan Invent Baltics helped Convion Oy compose a winning proposal for SME-Instrument Phase 1 project Finnish energy technology company Convion Oy´s innovation project „HighPower“ was selected for funding through Horizon 2020 SME Instrument in highly competitive „Low carbon and efficient energy systems“ category. 
26.Nov ZenRobotics Oy receives funding for the world’s first robotic waste sorting system

ZenRobotics Oy, Finnish company producing the first robotic waste sorting system in the world, received €1.4 Million funding from the CIP Eco-Innovation funding instrument to increase the market uptake for the ZenRobotics Recycler system by developing and testing it in real life conditions at SITA Suomi OY site in Viikki, Finland. The system uses advanced machine learning technology by using multiple sensors, and is currently designed for construction and demolition waste, sorting metal, wood and stone fractions.

26.Nov Pixpolar Oy receives Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 funding to develop image sensors for low light conditions

Finnish SME Pixpolar Oy has developed and patented a novel image sensor pixel readout configuration called the Modified Internal Gate (MIG) that provides superior low light performance compared to existing technologies. 

24.Oct Invent Baltics OÜ consultants supported the consortium of 7-members, led by Tallinn University of Technology, in putting together a successful Horizon 2020 ICT project IMMORTAL Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) project proposal: Modelling, Fault Management, Verification and Reliable Design Environment for Cyber-Physical System (IMMORTAL, project ID: 644905) was submitted under H2020 ICT 1 call: "Smart Cyber-Physical Systems.” IMMORTAL received a high score of 14.5 and also invitation to the grant preparation. It is expected to get the grant agreement for € 3.99 million signed between TUT and EC by the end of this year.
03.Feb Invent Baltics OÜ consultants supported the consortium of 8-members, led by Estonian SME Testonica Lab OÜ, in putting together a successful FP7-ICT project BASTION and negotiating it with the EC
The kick-off meeting of the project "Board and SoC Test Instrumentation for Ageing and No Failure Found“ (BASTION N° 619871) took place in Estonia on January 29-30, 2014. Other partners of the ICT STREP project include Aster Technologies SAS (SME from France) and Infineon Technologies AB (large company from Germany) as industrial partners. From Academia were presented Lund University from Sweden, Politecnico di Torino from Italy, Tallinn University of Technology from Estonia, University of Twente from the Netherlands and Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt from Germany.  
27.Jan Invent Baltics OÜ consultants supported the consortium led by the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB) in putting together a successful FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP project and negotiating it with the EC
On 1 March 2014, the consortium led by NICPB from Estonia, together with academia and industry partners from Estonia (Elcogen AS, SME)  and Finland (Elcogen Oy, SME; Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT), will start the activities of the project „High Efficiency Low Temperature SOFC Stack“ (acronym: HELTSTACK, No. 612431). The project, featuring a successful Marie Curie Actions’ sub-programme Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) activity, will last for 4 years or 48 months.
24.Jan FP7-SME-DEMO project “E-SIGNAGE-D”, started on 1 January 2014 and featuring a continuation project to the previous FP7-SME project “E-SIGNAGE”, is coordinated by Invent Baltics OÜ

Invent Baltics as the administrative coordinator of the project "Viability verification and market launch preparations for outdoor electronic message board displays" (E-SIGNAGE-D N° 606632)  also advised the 5-member consortium in putting together the project proposal and in negotiating it through with the EC. The kick-off meeting took place in Estonia on 23-24 January 2014. Other partners of the SME-specific DEMO-call project include SME-s from Estonia (Visitret Displays OÜ), Sweden (Poltech AB) and Italy (VIS Mobility s.r.l) and a large Swedish company (Pricer AB). Strategic collaboration involves another two companies – SME Canatu Oy from Finland and LC-Tec from Sweden.

16.Dec Fraunhofer FOKUS and its ten partners starts an 7th Framework Programme project to develop a sustainable mobility concept in cities based on novel information and communication technologies
Invent Baltics assisted and international consortium, coordinated by Fraunhofer FOKUS (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems), in preparing a successful proposal to the FP7 ICT SMARTCITIES call.  
03.Dec Nanosatellites will change the rules of the game in the space arena

At the NANOSAT project workshop “Exchange of best practices, impact on education, innovation, space outreach”, nearly one third of leading European nanosatellite actors (incl ISIS, Gomspace. NanoSpace, Berlin Space Technologies etc) together with science people, who can already look back on proven nanosatellite flight heritage from their universities, gathered in Copenhagen, Nov 7th. In addition, representatives from ESA and EC took part in lively discussions as well.

18.Nov Promoting innovation potential from aerospace regions in Eastern Europe

At the ILA 2012 in Berlin, the members of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership launched a new project: BEAWARE - Bridging East And West for Aerospace Research. 13 months later, on October 17, 2013, the kick-off meeting of the twelve partners was held in Tallinn, Estonia. Western European aerospace clusters will start to support the development of their counterparts in Eastern Europe.

31.Oct Helsinki University started an FP7 ICT project MindSee A consortium of five organizations, led by the University of Helsinki (www.uh.fi), prepared a proposal to the FP7-ICT-2013 call under the Objective 2.1: Robotics, Cognitive Systems & Smart Spaces, Symbiotic Interaction. 
06.Feb Aalto University starts 7th Framework Programme project on personalized cultural experience in urban environments Invent Baltics assisted Aalto University in preparing a successful proposal CultAR to the 7th Framework Programme Information and Communication Technologies call. 
06.Jun CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2012 call is now OPEN! CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2012 programme is about reducing our environmental impact and making better use of resources. The call was opened on 29th of May.
29.May Tallinn University’s FP7 ICT integrated project proposal “LAYERS” the best of the 17th January 2012 call! Invent Baltics OÜ helped a consortium of 20 international partners, lead by Tallinn University, Center for Educational Technology as the scientific coordinator (and research centre CIMNE from Spain as the administrative coordinator) submit a successful large scale integrated project proposal to the 7th Framework Programme ICT  call for proposals: "Learning Layers - Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters" (LAYERS, N° 318209). The other partners include universities, research centres, SME-clusters and (SME) end users from Germany, Austira, UK, Finland and Norway.
13.Jan Apprise’s, BioEximi’s, Modesat Communications and GOLIATH Wind’s product development projects co-funded by Enterprise Estonia We are glad to announce that four of our clients – Apprise OÜ, BioEximi OÜ, Modesat Communications OÜ and GOLIATH Wind OÜ – get their product development projects co-funded by Enterprise Europe with approximately 3 million euros.