H2020: What about ?
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon 2020 programme sections
(resources from http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020)
H2020: what for?
What are the benefits for a Taiwanese company to join H2020?
- Enhance visibility and accessibility to EU and the European market.
- Demonstrate R&D capabilities and strengthen company image through the world.
- Join innovation development stage and master key enabling technologies.
- Co-create and share IPs.
- Access to finance to reduce research and innovation risks (through reciprocal funding scheme from Taiwan).
- Opportunity to participate in international standard setting and to address specific innovation market trends.
- Establish potential partners’ mutual trust to further enhance business cooperation.
UBIK’s Added Value
H2020 aims to enhance not only the collaboration from the academic to the industry but also the cooperation with Third Country participation (non EU member).
Through UBIK’s service, many cases has successfully joined FP7 and we look forward to facilitate more international research cooperation at H2020 program.
We provide below services:
- Help clients to find a suitable work programme
- Contact European or international cooperation partners and build consortium
- Approach key coordinator of the call
- Guide to write proposal with the requirement from EU Commission
- Review and revise the proposal
- Build up project team and training
- Execute and Monitor the projects
- In house consultant
The application process
Each call gives more precise information on the questions that the Commission would like you to address in your proposals. All calls can be found in the EU’s Official Journal – the official source for all EU documents – as well as on the Participant Portal
Submit your proposal
If you wish to respond to a call, you must submit a proposal before the deadline. The Participant Portal has clear instructions to guide you through the process. The system is simpler than ever – no more paper! All proposals are submitted online.
Find your partners
Many calls require a team of at least three partners. If you need help to identify a potential partner with particular competences, facilities or experience, use the partner search options.
Evaluation by experts
Once the deadline has passed, all proposals are evaluated by a panel of independent specialists in their fields. The panel checks each proposal against a list of criteria to see if it should receive funding.
Once a proposal passes the evaluation stage (five months’ duration), applicants are informed about the outcome. The European Commission then draws up a grant agreement with each participant. The grant agreement confirms what research & innovation activities will be undertaken, the project duration, budget, rates and costs, the European Commission’s contribution, all rights and obligations and more. The time limit for signing the grant agreements is generally three months.