In the last and the most competitive SME 1 instrument, a Macedonian SME won the financing needed to finalise toxicity testing for their innovative fire-suppression technology. This is the first Macedonian company that managed to individually receive financing from one of the EU’s most competitive funding programmes. 

Testing has been finalised with demonstrations in the field, with support from the Macedonian Fund for Innovation and Technological Development. The technology has completed a TRL 6, and awaits operational demonstration. To finalise development and to commercialise the solution, we requested support from the EIC Accelerator Open. The proposal has successfully passed the 1st stage of evaluation and is awaiting results from the 2nd stage.