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The interesting List of European Funds and Grants…

Do you already know all the available European Programmes that the European Commission offer? We think there could be several possibilities to boost the innovation of your Business or to get your disruptive idea funded! Have a look to this List: Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) Connecting Europe Facility European Regional Development Fund Horizon […]

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 […]

BOOM of proposals received under the January cut-off

We are talking about the well known SME Instrument. The European Commission this January received 1534 project proposals. Experts will evaluate 1534 projects proposals from projects proposals from 37 countries. Should be underlined that projects are submitted by: 257 Spanish companies 224 Italian companies 144 British companies. ICT remained the most popular topic with 320 proposals, followed […]

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 […]

15 facts about Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument

FACTS about SME Instrument   As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support as part of the SME Instrument. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business […]

Jan 2017 EPN Consulting Newsletter

Check here the EPN Consulting Newsletter of January! Read the Editorial of our CEO and Founder… Dear Colleague, Following the speech the UK Prime Minister Theresa May made on Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, when she confirmed the intention of proceeding with Brexit, many people and companies got worried about their business and professional future. The […]

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 […]

Who can apply?

Who can apply? Only a single for-profit SME or a consortium of for-profit SMEs can apply for funding under the SME Instrument. All applicants need to be legally established in the EU-28 or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. What type of SME is targeted by the SME Instrument? The European Commission is looking […]

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