I propose to take Questions Nos. 319 and 320 together.
The table below provides the total Horizon 2020 Framework Programme funding awarded to SMEs, by county, for each of the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date. A MS Excel table is also attached to this response.
The table is based on the European Commission's most recent data release on Horizon 2020 and covers the period up to the 14th October 2019.
It includes the number and value of grant agreements which were signed by Irish SMEs in each year.
It should be noted that the information requested is not collated by my Department - it is maintained and updated by the European Commission and that some data from previous periods have been updated or changed.
Irish SMEs continue to perform strongly in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme which is a prestigious source of competitive funding for excellent research and innovation.
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme funding awarded to SMEs