The ICT PSP offers opportunities to both for innovative SMEs in the ICT sector and for SMEs that can make good use of ICT to improve their products, services and business processes. It does so by contributing to the creation of wider market opportunities and better services for SMEs. The programme helps develop markets for innovative ICT-based solutions notably in areas of public interest and opens a wide range of new business opportunities in particular for innovative SMEs that provide ICT-based solutions. It does so by creating wider market opportunities and better services for SMEs rather than by providing direct subsidies to SMEs. However, it will also fund the participation of SMEs supplying innovative ICT-based solutions in pilots and networking activities together with the main users of these solutions. Therefore, the programme is expected to have an impact on a wide range of SMEs extending far beyond those that participate directly in the supported actions.