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Horizon 2020 Proposal Development: Focus Impact

Contributed by: Europa Media

From 2019-02-05 to 2019-02-06, Austria
Raise your Horizon 2020 grant applications to the next level with Europa Media tips and tricks from our 15 currently running H2020 projects.

Join us for our 2-day intensive training on Horizon 2020 proposal writing and preparation, where you will learn from real project examples and practice during the workshops.

This is a great opportunity to finally obtain insight into developing competitive H2020 proposals with an outstanding impact.
Horizon 2020 Proposal Development: Focus Impact
Understand the essential elements of turning your innovative project ideas into competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.

We are sharing our direct experience with successful and unsuccessful proposals under the 2014-2018 calls and providing tips and recommendations on how to best write the Impact section and put together all issues that lead you to be able to achieve that impact.

Factors determining your impact: start with a winning team – turn your idea into innovation – position it properly – define convincing KPIs – assess barriers and risks adequately – communicate/disseminate/exploit always with supporting your final goal.

Are you ready to submit a competitive project proposal under Horizon 2020?

1. Trainers are actual Project Managers and Coordinators
This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 17 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.

We will show you through our own two main examples of how the Impact should be written. These two proposals received 14.5 points!

2. Lectures and Workshops on proposal development, impact and dissemination
Experience Europa Media's well-known "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations introducing the rules of the game with examples, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the practical and interactive workshops.

As a start: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget.

Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy.

Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact.

Get an insight into the Horizon 2020 programme.
- Find out how to develop a Horizon 2020 project concept with a new focus.
- Understand how to work out different strategies for Impact section description.
- Learn about IP strategies, business models, open access schemes and other exploitation issues.
- Tailor your communication and dissemination to your results and Impact to be achieved.
- Learn how to put together a sound project budget.
- Understand the evaluation process and context to better conceive your proposal.
- Network and exchange experiences with leading universities, research institutions and companies from around the EU and beyond.

Your benefits
Whether you have already written and submitted proposals under FP7 and/or Horizon 2020, or will be just starting to develop a project proposal for the first time, this course will help you strengthen your proposal development skills so that you can put together competitive proposals under Horizon 2020.

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