Since its launch in October 2015, more than 3000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have received the Seal of Excellence, the EU's quality label marking first-class innovative ideas worthy of investment.

The initiative was announced exactly a year ago by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Corina Creţu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

Read more in the European Comission's website.