ICT

Applying new sets of rules, values and models in ICT- which ultimately disrupt existing markets – is a high risk activity , making funding frequently difficult to access. The Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument can provide financial support for early stage innovative ICT SMEs. This can help nurture promising innovative ideas, support prototyping,validation and real world demonstration and market uptake of innovation in ICT.

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.…

ROSEIRFID tagging system enabling 100% recall of tagged sheep in flock conditions.
MoniyturCondition monitoring technologies for the reduction in maintenance costs of wind turbines.
RunsaferDevelopment of a new running shoe providing real time biomechanical feedback to reduce injury risk and enhance motivation.


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.