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MSCA-ITN results released – first statistics

The results from the H2020-ITN 2020 call are out and we have analysed the numbers to give you some key statistics.

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What about gender equality in research? Introducing a new blog series

What impact does COVID-19 have on gender equality in research and innovation?

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New € 122m funding opportunities for coronavirus research

The EC has just communicated an indicative investment of € 122 million for new Horizon 2020 calls addressing current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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H2020 Calls: extended submission deadlines

The EC set new submission deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled them for you in this blog post. Stay up to date!

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While awaiting the results: a look back at the ITN 2020 submission statistics

The evaluation results of the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) 2020 call will be published in the coming days. For the time being, we take a look back at the submission statistics.

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Innovation in H2020 food and transport projects – are you ready for the stage 2 proposal writing?

If you are wondering about the chances of success in stage 2, we have estimated these for a number of call topics with recently published evaluation results.

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What to consider when writing the Impact section of a H2020 proposal

The recent extensions on H2020 proposal deadlines has given those currently preparing a proposal for one of the open H2020 call topics more time to write and to deliver on the impact of the proposed project.

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Over €100 million available in seventh BBI JU Call for proposals

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) recently published its seventh Call for proposals open until 3 September 2020. In total, the BBI JU is making €102 million available for projects across 16 different topics.

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Reporting the impact of COVID-19 on your H2020 project to the EC.

Learn how to assess the impact of COVID-19 on our research projects and communicate it to the EC.

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Health calls: new submission deadlines

Get the latest information on health calls deadlines.

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Free review for H2020 Health proposals with an initial submission deadline in April 2020.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, accelopment wants to help the ones preparing a H2020 proposal in health.

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H2020 proposal writing in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

We compiled important information to help you get answers about proposal writing and deadlines during the outbreak of COVID-19.

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H2020 project management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keep managing efficiently your H2020 project with our tips.

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Managing MSCA-ITN project during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keep managing efficiently your H2020 project with our tips.

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Tips to manage your H2020 project during the coronavirus pandemic

Keep managing efficiently your H2020 project with our tips.

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H2020 proposal writing during the coronavirus pandemic

We compiled important information to help you get answers about proposal writing and deadlines during the outbreak of COVID-19.

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EU and national funding for R&D to combat COVID-19

Get information on funding calls dedicated to Research and Development to fight COVID-19.

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The Project Annex can make the difference – increase your chances of success for your Eurostars application

The Project Annex is an optional but vital part of your Eurostars application and should not be neglected. Use it to stand out and make your application even more appealing to evaluators.

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Stand out from the crowd – priority criteria for equally scored H2020 ITN proposals

Learn all about priority criteria for equally scored H2020 ITN proposals and get yours funded!

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strategic grant planning – finding the needle in the haystack

Identifying the right funding scheme for your research can sometimes be compared to finding a needle in a haystack. We can support you in making the process more efficient.

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Make the best of your ITN – project management and communication

Project management and communication are key to successful ITNs. Learn why.

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H2020 Project Wins FCH JU Awards 2019

SOSLeM - a project supported by accelopment - wan the FCH JU Awards 2019.

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The Eurostars funding scheme for innovative SMEs – all facts at a glance

Get the answers to all your questions about Eurostars in one infographic.

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Exoskeletons and Wearable Robots Event, 23-24 April 2020 in Bilbao, Spain.

Participate in the Exoskeletons and Wearable Robots events on 23-24 April 2020 in Bilbao, Spain.

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Why are transferable skills courses critical for your ITN proposal success?

Learn about transferrable skills in ITNs.

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€218 million available for the final Society Calls

There is €218 million funding available for Society across 25 call topics. See the details.

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FET Open project wins the Innovation Radar Prize 2019 for Innovative Science

The FET Open project Lumiblast wins the Innovation Radar Prize 2019 for Innovative Science and we are proud to be part of this project for the past three years.

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The final Food Calls in Horizon 2020

There is still a total of €555 million funding available for Food Calls across 44 topics in 2020.

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Upcoming Security Calls as Horizon 2020 enters its final year

There is still a total of €286 million in funding available for Security calls across 21 topics.

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strategic grant planning – How we supported a multinational corporation

Dr Filiep Vanpoucke, researcher at Cochlear and project coordinator of MOSAICS, speaks about his experience with ITNs and accelopment.

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MSCA ITN 2020 call is now open – what has changed?

The new Innovative Training Networks (ITN) call opened in September 2019. We compared the newest version of the Guide for Applicants and the Standard Proposal Template and highlight changes to 2018.

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grant finance support – Our new service for your SME Instrument Phase 2 project

accelopment launches its new service, grant finance support, to support you in all financial matters related to your SME Instrument Phase 2 project.

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The latest update on Brexit and Horizon 2020

accelopment's update on the status of funding in Europe after Brexit.

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Upcoming (2020) Transport Calls in Horizon 2020

There is still a total of €403 million funding available for Transport across 27 call topics.

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strategic grant planning – The STACCATO EID Coordinator tells his story

Dr Colin Clarke, Principal Investigator at NIBRT and project coordinator of STACCATO, speaks about his experience with ITNs and accelopment.

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Quality matters: trends in successful ITN proposals

ITN success rates vary depending on the respective panel. The article analyses competition across calls and its development over the years.

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Infographic on upcoming Climate calls in Horizon 2020

With one year to go in Horizon 2020 there are still €391 million available across 27 call topics.

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ITN review – Experiences from the new check meetings

ITN review meetings focus on a transparent application process, equal opportunities with regard to gender and origin, active involvement of ESRs, as well support and communication.

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Final Energy Calls (2020) in Horizon 2020

With one year to go in Horizon 2020 there are still €798 million available across 51 Energy call topics.

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ITN review – Check meetings and how to prepare

With the introduction of the new ITN review meeting, Project Coordinator need to be aware of some important changes. We provide a checklist to support you.

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Be smart – choose Eurostars

As an SME you have the possibility to become project leader of a EUREKA Eurostars project and benefit from this funding opportunity’s many advantages.

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Upcoming Health Calls (2019-2020) in Horizon 2020

With one year to go in Horizon 2020 there are still €784 million available across 35 Health call topics.

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strategic grant planning – A Eurostars coordinator tells of his experience

Konstantin Lutze, CTO of HSE AG and Eurostars project coordinator, tells about his experience with the SME Instrument programme and accelopment.

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Upcoming ICT Call for Proposals (2020) in Horizon 2020

With one year to go in Horizon 2020 there are still €946million available across 36 ICT call topics.

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MSCA-ITN-2019 evaluation results released – Preliminary analysis

The evaluation results of the MSCA-ITN-2019 call reveal a continued downward trend in submissions and consequently higher success rates.

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Get ready for your ITN grant preparation – ITN terminology made easy

The terminology used by the European Commission within its funding programmes is quite unique. The most important abbreviations and terms are summarised.

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What are Cluster Events in the EU Framework Programme H2020?

Cluster Events organised within EU funded research and innovation projects have become increasingly popular over the past years. We outline the benefits and provide a plan for the organisation.

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FET Open calls for proposals in 2019

FET Open (Future and Emerging Technologies) projects are set out to challenge current thinking and pave the way for innovations and radical new ideas. In this article we will be looking at two upcoming calls for proposals within the H2020 FET Open programme and give you a short overview in the form of two recently launched projects.

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Missed the Eurostars Deadline? – Get ready now for cut-off 12

With an average success rate of 29%, Eurostars is a great funding programme for SMEs. We outline important factors for the preparation of your proposal.

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Lessons learnt from Horizon 2020 for its final 2 years

Four years in, Horizon 2020 has another two years before it will be succeeded by the next European framework programme, Horizon Europe. With the New Year well underway, we are taking a look back at the key facts and figures of the first two-thirds of Horizon 2020 along with some of our own highlights.

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Second last opportunity for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) applications

Calls for proposals within the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU), with a deadline on the 23rd April 2019, are now open. This will be the penultimate opportunity to apply to the programme within Horizon 2020.

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Decreases and bugs – Early ITN 2019 submission statistics

Early statistics for the ITN 2019 submissions indicate the continued decrease of application numbers. Could this translate to higher success rates?

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How to build the ideal Horizon 2020 project consortium

Many partners ask us about the perfect consortium for a research project. Based on a new report on Horizon 2020, we gathered relevant criteria.

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The roles and requirements of Partner Organisations in ITNs

Besides beneficieries, ITNs offer the possibility to include Partner Organisations in the project. The following article looks at the most common roles and linked requirements.

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0 to 100: real success rates for high quality proposals

Success rates published by the European Commission are based on the number of eligible proposals. According to Séan McCarthy, a redefinition could increase real success rates and thus encourage researchers to apply.

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Do’s and Don’ts in communication, dissemination and exploitation of H2020 projects

Based on the lastest report of the IPR Helpdesk and our own experience, we have come up with the most important Do’s and Don’ts to maximize the impact of your project.

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MSCA ITN 2019 call is now open – what has changed?

We have checked the conditions for the call MSCA ITN 2019 and compared the new versions of the Guide for Applicants and the Standard Proposal Template to their previous versions.

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Wearable Robots – EU funding opportunities for R&D and future innovations

The European Commission supports research and development on wearable robots through various innovation programmes. Below is a list of current funding opportunities from Europe's largest innovation funding scheme, Horizon 2020, and beyond.

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How to choose the right H2020 Marie Curie instrument to get PhD students funded

Applicants for popular funding schemes, such as the European Training Networks, should be aware of lesser known, but potentially more suitable, opportunities. One relevant example are the European Industrial Doctorates.

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Preparing a Horizon 2020 Health proposal in 6 weeks? Challenge accepted!

Preparing a first stage proposal is possible in a short amount of time if planning is accurate. We provide the relevant steps for success.

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Mastering corner traps when setting up your Eurostars project budget

The question of how the project will be funded is a complex topic that needs to be addressed thoroughly since funding rules differ between the eligible countries and types of organisations.

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Simplify your Eurostars application experience

accelopment developed three tools to simplify the Eurostars project application. We are happy to share some of them with you to facilitate your future application.

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Improve your ITN proposal writing skills with hands-on training and practical examples

Various seminars offer advise on the preparation of ITNs. We highlight, what makes us different, how we approach things and who should attend.

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strategic grant planning – Funding Programmes for Research and Innovation that meet your needs

To support researchers, academics and companies in their quest for funding, accelopment has been offering the strategic grant planning (SGP) with the goal of identifying the best possible funding opportunities for your project idea and setting up a realistic action and time plan for the preparation of successful applications.

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ITN – thinking of a resubmission in January (ITN-2019)?

Many high-scoring applicants are thinking about resubmitting their ITN application. We outline important points to consider before deciding whether to resubmit your reworked proposal.

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Pros and Cons of EUREKA Eurostars and H2020 SME Instrument

Currently, there are two key funding instruments for innovative SMEs at the European level: EUREKA Eurostars and the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. We’ve compiled a short comparison of the two funding programmes.

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What changes can be made from stage 1 to stage 2 proposals?

Over the years we’ve been receiving many questions concerning the changes that can be made from the first to the second stage. We’ve compiled an FAQ on the key questions researchers often ask before writing the stage 2 proposal.

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Increase success chances in EUREKA Eurostars with a solid business case

A description of your specific business case and the market potential of the project results is an integral factor in convincing evaluators of your Eurostars application. To help you get started, we’ve created a short but informative guide.

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SME Instrument: Opportunities for Swiss companies

The full association of Switzerland has enabled Swiss SMEs to fully benefit from Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument programme. We highlight recent changes, and the basic structure of the funding scheme.

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Cash flow in Horizon 2020 projects

Learn about the cash flow in Horizon 2020 projects, the risks for participating SMEs and how to avoid them.

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What do I need to consider in a two-stage submission procedure for a H2020 proposal?

As the second stage for many calls slowly approaches, we want to point out what proposers to the stage-2 deadline need to know to give them the best chance of succeeding.

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Just missed the Eurostars proposal submission deadline?

While it is too late to submit a proposal for cut-off 9, researchers who have just missed the deadline should start thinking about how to improve their proposal.

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10 years accelopment: From zero to one hundred

A look back at the last 10 years.

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Innosuisse replaces CTI: Funding opportunities for Swiss researchers, SMEs and industry

The change from CTI/KTI to Innosuisse is more than just a rebranding.

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Beyond H2020: Less known EU funding opportunities for innovative project ideas

Though the funding for Horizon 2020 calls might look more alluring, the alternatives often have a higher success rate and represent an excellent opportunity to get your innovation project funded.

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Early Stage Researcher (ESR) explained

The definition of an ESR is rather short: “ESRs shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.”

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