Critical Infrastructure

With activities involved in the protection of urban soft targets and critical infrastructures – including energy, utilities. Communication, finance and government – SMEs are playing a vital role in developing new technologies and processes aimed at increasing urban and national security.yet despite this important work, financial support remains difficult to access. The Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument can support SME’s NPD efforts in critical infrastructure NPD.

If you are struggling to finance new product development, TCI Pathway can help you secure funding through Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument. Our dedicated team has worked with a number of different companies within this industry to deliver successful funding applications.



Projects managed by our consortium of partners include.…

BlastPanels Improving the security of government and commercial buildings with blast resistant panels
Eurothentic Intelligent new system of authentication to prevent counterfeiting of Euro curremcy.
ISO Track An intelligent door for ISO containers detects intruders, improves security and accurately tracks the container’s location.


Horizon 2020 is the largest ever EU Research and innovation funding programme with an available budget of €79 billion. TCI Pathway give you everything you need to fully commercialise your innovations- without having to share equity or IP right.

Funding In Three Phases:

PHASE ONE

funding is for the development of a feasibility study verifying the practical and economic viability of your novel idea.

PHASE TWO

funding pays for activities – demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling- up, miniaturisation, design, market replication – which bring an innovation idea to market readiness. Phase 2 funding is for between €0.5 and €2.5m, with projects lasting for 12 to 24 months.

PHASE THREE

you will receive mentoring support and access to EU finance addressing the launch of your new innovation through networking, training, coaching, marketing access to external finance


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There are many ways that SMEs can access DSI funding, but with unrivalled experience of accessing European funding, TCI Pathway delivers certainty into your innovation process. We can assist with the project bid writing process, using our experience and expertise to dramatically improve your chances of making a successful project bid. You will also be able to utilise our proven multi-disciplinary innovation process and competencies to get the right product developed, by the right people, in the right way.