neoScores was awarded a Seal of Excellence by EU

by Bart Van der Roost

neoScores is proud to have been awarded a Seal of Excellence by Horizon 2020, the EU framework for Research and Innovation 2014–2020.

The European Commission Seal of Excellence is a quality label for innovative SMEs and identifies promising project proposals which merit funding from alternative sources. The Seal of Excellence confirms that our project proposal GUSTAFGO2EU, an EU champion for selling and playing digital sheet music, was “successful in a highly competitive evaluation process as an innovative project proposal”. In our proposal “GUSTAFGO2EU” we describe our plans for future rollout and pan-European commercialisation of Gustaf, our marketplace for digital scores.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument. Provided with about € 3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition.

Thanks to this ‘Seal of Excellence’ neoScores will continue to invest in obtaining public and private funding in order to grow its business globally and become the leading marketplace for digital sheet music.