The SME Instrument is a highly competitive programme with a limited budget. Convincing the experts evaluators about your idea is a very demanding task (only a few percent of projects receive a grant)
Research shows that R&D projects are becoming increasingly complex, owing to, for example, cross-functional teams, globalization and shorter product life cycles.
Seen from a wider perspective, neglecting dissemination & communication activities seems to be an inherent streak of SMEs
In an almost Eurovision song contest-like manner, there is a table listing all the countries affiliated with the evaluators.