There are over 200 European funding schemes that provide grants, loans and other financial support for a broad range of activities. These include several initiatives to support research, development and innovation in universities, public and private research institutions as well as in the private sector, be it large industry or small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Horizon Europe (Horizon EU) is the successor of Horizon 2020 (H2020), and is now the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever with €95.5 billion of funding available over 7 years (2021 to 2027) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. Its aim is to deliver on global challenges and industrial modernisation through concerted research and innovation efforts. Horizon Europe is the 9th EU Framework Programme and it is subdivided into three pillars (Excellent Science, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness and Innovative Europe). Within these pillars, there are more than 40 so-called instruments ranging from Doctoral Networks for the training of early-stage researchers, the Pathfinders Open for future emerging and breakthrough technologies, 6 Clusters addressing gloabl challenges, such as Health, Civil Security for Society, Digital, Industry and Space, Climate, Energy and Mobility, and Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment to the SME-focused EIC Accelerator. Additionally, there are many other attractive funding schemes under the umbrella of Horizon Europe, such as the Joint Undertakings and Joint Technology Initiatives like the Innovative Health Initiative, or outside, such as EUREKA-Eurostars and ERA-NETs.
We at accelopment are specialised in Horizon Europe, but cover also a range of other EU programmes as well as national funding schemes in Switzerland and some EU countries. We offer several options to best suit your needs: individual grant advice for your company, your research group or you individually, full Strategic Grant Planning (SGP) and one-to-one meetings during our popular hands-on workshops.
We speak your language and translate complex matters in a clear and simple way.
Upon request, we can organise one-to-one meetings for you with our expert to discuss and receive suggestions for a tailor-made funding strategy for your project idea.
Together, we help you explore relevant funding programmes, identify opportunities and develop a strategic and operational action plan for your project ideas.
We can support you in writing your next proposal. We are experts in proposal writing, managing the writing process with efficient time-keeping tasks and dealing with the European Commission online tools.
If your project gets funded, the EC requires you to establish a Consortium Agreement to ensure the (IP) rights and obligations, for all partners, that are not defined in the EC Grant Agreement. Using the DESCA template remains the gold standard.