Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding programme for research and innovation, was launched at the end of 2013. With a budget of over €70bn for the seven year period to 2020, it represents a significant source of support for research and innovation. Universities, companies large and small, institutes and government bodies can all be funded.
This workshop will explain how to develop a winning proposal for collaborative research projects in the areas of Societal Challenges and Enabling and Industrial Technologies programmes of Horizon 2020.
The workshop is ideal for researchers, research managers and advisors new to the framework programme, who are preparing a proposal and trying to understand what is involved in Horizon 2020. Note: those requiring information on the financial aspects of Horizon 2020 should attend one of our finance workshops.
Each workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants. Our workshops are all given in English
09:00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Horizon 2020 Overview: projects and participants; project lifecycle: Workprogrammes, proposals, evaluation and criteria, grant preparation, monitoring and payments; effort required to propose and administer
11:00 Refreshment break
11:15 Societal Challenges and Enabling & Industrial Technologies: consortia and partnering; interest groups who influence or control; Excellence – project objectives, workprogrammes, positioning and ambitions
13:30 Implementation: workplans, deliverables, management structure and consortium decision making, project effort
15:00 Refreshment break
15.15 Impact: reading the workprogramme, achieving impact through industry and other stakeholders, effective dissemination and exploitation, IP strategy
16:30 End of formal workshop
The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience of EU research programmes gained over the last twenty five years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and participant or coordinator in more than sixteen EU funded projects. He has lectured on EU research to audiences from every EU Member State and Associated Country, and from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. He is frequently invited to speak at events relating to EU research funding organized by Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, associations and foundations, as well as individual universities and institutes.