Getting funding from EU through the Horizon 2020 program is a good opportunity for all companies within EU and EOS countries to finance research and innovation in all phases of development of new products from a concept to market introduction.
The H2020 scope covers
- Proof of Concept
- Prototype development
- Develop a pilot
- Upscale of downscale a solution
- Replicate solution for different markets
- Small and medium enterprises (SME)
- Large enterprises
- Public enterprises
- Universities and research organisations
Horizon 2020 areas
Horizon 2020 is divided into 3 three pillars and 2 specific objectives corresponding to its main priorities:
- Excellent Science
- Industrial Leadership
- Societal Challenges
- Specific objective 'Spreading excellence & widening participation'
- Specific objective 'Science with and for society
Call and Topics
Some open calls are continuously open with cut-off dates and some are organized as "Stage 1" and "Stage 2". This is common for the SME calls, like phase 1 for feasibility study and phase 2 for an innovation project.
Approved proposals will get a lump sum of EUR 50,000. Projects are expected to last around 6 months.
A phase 2 proposal should focus on an innovation project according to the scope above. The goal is to get from idea to market and the project may also include research. Guidelines for approved proposals for phase 2 are in the range of EUR 0.5M to 2.5M. Proposals are allowed to ask for different amounts though. Projects are expected to last between 12-24 months.
Note: Only research activities / projects and non-profit can get 100% funding for an SME phase 2 innovation projects you get 70% of requested amount.
How to find H2020 Calls for Proposals
Use the search and filter page at Calls for Proposals
H2020 Online Manual
The Online Manual is located here.
This is a good place for all your online activities, when you begin (after having done research on what call and topic you should apply for), pay attention to some prerequisites, you need an online ECAS account registration, Company registration and do the Financial viability self-check
EUROPEAN COMMISSSION AUTHENTICATION SERVICE (ECAS)
You need to register for an ECAS account before you can start using the proposal services.
You can register your company here.
Once company registration is complete you will receive a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC) to use for projects participation.
Financial Viability Self-check
"The Commission always checks the financial viability of a project coordinator when the requested EU funding for the action is equal or superior to EUR 500,000 unless the coordinator is:
- a public body
- a higher or secondary education establishment
- an international organisation or body whose participation is guaranteed by the government of an EU country or associated country, in accordance with the Grants Manual section on legal entity validation and the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement.
- a private individual in receipt of a scholarship"
You can do the self-check here.
For more details, see the manual.
H2020 - Expert Registration
EX2015D258394 - Expert profile for Thomas Lidforss
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