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Horizon 2020 Proposal Development - focus: Impact

Contributed by: Europa Media Trainings

From 2017-03-30 to 2017-03-31, Belgium
How to turn your innovative ideas into winning concepts and put together competitive ideas in response to the Horizon 2020 calls?
This course addresses developing and submitting competitive H2020 proposals and focuses on the key aspects of the 'Impact' section of the proposals.

In cooperation with META Group , a leading group in supporting research and innovation, and the exploitation of research results. (

1. There are calls open – proposal preparation takes time – you can bring your ideas

Several calls for proposals are now open with deadlines in autumn/winter, and many forthcoming topics are already online with deadlines in next spring and summer – and believe us, you need these few months to develop an excellent proposal.

Bring your project ideas and identified calls to the training, we will discuss your concept with you and you may find your excellent future partners with our help, maybe amongst the training participants.

2. TRAINERS are ACTUAL Project Managers and Coordinators

This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 16 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU's Research Framework Programmes. The trainers of Europa Media are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of EU-funded research and innovation projects. They are currently involved in more than 10 successful ongoing Horizon 2020 projects as project coordinator, work package or task leader, and are on a daily basis conceiving and developing their own project proposals under the open and forthcoming H2020 calls. This course is designed based on this direct experience and is therefore 100% practice-driven.

3. Two-day approach focusing on practice – workshop – hands-on knowledge

Day 1: Proposal Development Workshop

Obtain the essential hands-on knowledge and skills to transform your innovative project ideas into competitive project proposals in response to calls under Horizon 2020.

Practice the:

- Call analysis: the first crucial exercise for all – understand what the topic is about, what the EU wants to finance
- Objectives and work plan: how to transform the call into valid and SMART objectives – how to link a challenging but feasible work plan to it
- Consortium building: Where and how to approach partners that you really need?

Day 2: Key factors in Impact: Dissemination, IP and Exploitation

Tackle effectively dissemination, exploitation, communication and intellectual property rights (IPR) issues in your H2020 proposals and projects.

Whether you have already written proposals and managed projects under FP7 and/or Horizon 2020, or will be just starting to develop a proposal or manage a project for the first time, this course will help you strengthen your your proposal development skills and especially your skills in tackling dissemination, exploitation, communication and IPR issues under Horizon 2020.

- Know how to turn your innovative project ideas into competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.
- Understand the evaluation process and context to better conceive your proposal.
- Understand the essentials of dissemination, IP and exploitation issues in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects.
- Get useful tips, tools and templates to better elaborate the Impact section of your next H2020 proposal.
- Network and exchange experiences with leading universities, research institutions and companies from around the EU and beyond.

Actual project managers and coordinators will moderate practical workshops, sharing their experiences with successful and unsuccessful proposals, addressing all aspects of developing competitive proposals under Horizon 2020.

More information:



    Europa Media Trainings
    7 Zahony street
    1031 Budapest


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