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Category Archives: HORIZON 2020

EFSI and 1:15 multiplier. How do they work?

  Investment Plan for Europe (2015-2020) The Investment Plan for Europe is a package of measures to unlock public and private investments in the real economy of at least € 315 billion over the period ranging from 2015 to 2017. The amazing fact is that during 2015 it worked so well that in 2016 the […]

Post-Brexit effects on UK participation to H2020

  Seven months are passed since the United Kingdom voters expressed their will to leave the European Single Market. Thus, we are wondering which are the post-Brexit effects on UK participation to the European funding scheme Horizon 2020… Everybody knows the uncertainties over the future access of UK to the EU funding scheme. Researchers in UK […]

€ 33.5 million to bring more innovative ideas to market quicker

How will end the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot scheme? 17 projects, 80 partners, 19 countries will get about € 2 million each  Since January 2015, under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, FTI Pilot (€ 200 million) has been one of the most successful tool.   Are you curious? The range of projects […]

Work Programme 2018-2020

19 Work Groups, including representative of research, industry and civil society, have been settled to strengthen the Framework Programme. The current Horizon 2020 program is composed of 18 themes and has cross-sectional initiatives with programs of the European Research Center (ERC), Euratom, the common research center and the European Institute of Technology (EIT). The 2018-2020 Work Program […]

February Deadlines

Click here to check the complete list of the main events in Europe (including Workshops, Meetings, Conferences…)   01 Feb 2017 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-MG-1-2-2017 call (Reducing aviation noise) 01 Feb 2017 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-MG-1-5-2017 call (Identification of gaps, barriers and needs in the aviation research) […]

Educational Sessions 2017: SME Instrument

EPN Consulting Ltd would like to help Small and Medium Enterprises’ partecipation to Innovation and Research Projects through the SME Instrument, a specific instrument, which encourages SMEs to boost their innovative ideas and to grow on the international market. The objective of the course is to give a general overview to SMEs about the H2020 […]

January Deadlines

Click here to check the complete list of the main events in Europe (including Workshops, Meetings, Conferences…)   17 Jan 2017 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 call  (FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions) 17 Jan 2017 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-FETOPEN-03-2017 call (FET-Open Coordination and Support Actions) 18 Jan 2017 […]


Why do I need to take part in EU-funded projects? To have the chance to get funded To take the opportunity to create new international contacts and/or potential partner and/or clients To reap the benefit of past project submitted. Which activities are funded? There are 4 macro categories of costs to be funded: direct costs […]

HORIZON 2020 Structure

Horizon 2020 Structure can be divided into 3 main pillars: Excellence Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Horizon 2020 focuses on three main pillars: excellent science to strengthen the Union’s world-class scientific excellence and make the Union research and innovation system more competitive; fostering industrial leadership to speed up the development of technologies that will support businesses […]

Types of Action and Funding Rates

  RIA – Research & Innovation Action   What? Funding for research projects tackling clearly defined challenges, which can lead to the development of new knowledge or a new technology. Who? Consortia of partners from different countries, industry and academia. Funding rate: 100% of eligible costs. Typical Duration: 36-48 months.   IA – Innovation Action […]

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