On 25th and 26th of April, QualityFry participated in the SME Instrument Phase 2 Welcome Day conferences. They took place in Brussels and brought together the beneficiary companies of this European Union programme dedicated to promoting research and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises which develop technologies and products focused on productivity, efficiency and sustainability.
Conference SME Instrument Phase 2 Welcome Day
Welcome Day is an event organised by EASME so that companies receiving SME Instrument Phase 2 financing can share their experiences with the project coordinators. The conferences, celebrated in Convent Garden, have made it possible to understand the needs of the projects currently being developed and the support and information offered by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework.
During the Welcome Day conferences, the EASME representatives addressed different aspects of the projects and the additional services and support offered to the beneficiaries of the programme. Participants in the conferences could send their questions in real time during the presentation by the coordinators.
The Welcome Day SME Instrument Phase 2 conferences took place as workshops with communication activities carried out together (Pitch Training) and questionnaires with the answers displayed on interactive screens connected to the Internet.
QualityFry, among the beneficiary projects
The project developed by QualityFry for its catering equipment receives financing from Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework, under agreement 805754. QualityFry was selected as part of SME Instrument Phase 2 in the category SMEInst-07-2016-2017, in which 2,123 proposals were made in 16 categories.
The total sum to be allocated during SME Instrument Phase 2 is 105 million euros, of which QualityFry will receive 1.3 million. Each project will receive up to 2.5 million euros to finance the research and development of innovative technology through the design of prototypes, process improvement, performance verification etc., for a period of two years.