Paul van Gerven
3 October 2019

Seven Dutch SMEs were awarded 2.5 million euros per company from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument fund to scale up their businesses internationally. Four of those seven are in high tech: Applied Nanolayers from Delft (growing graphene monolayers for electronic applications), Delmic from Delft (cryogenic electron microscopy, link in Dutch), ETC Solar from Rotterdam (energy-efficiency improving front contacts for solar cells) and Vitestro from Utrecht (a medical robot for taking blood). In total, 2005 companies from all over Europe applied for funding, of which 81 from the Netherlands. Nine Dutch companies were selected to pitch their business at an event in Brussels.