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How to produce a winning proposal in Horizon 2020 on 07th December 2017 in Hamburg


From 2017-12-07 to 2017-12-07, Germany
Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, is one of the major areas of EU spending offering a multitude of funding opportunities for researchers, enterprises and the public sector. The popularity of the programme means that competition is stiff and therefore guidance in how to prepare convincing proposals essential.
This workshop will help you get up to speed with this complex programme. The content is also transferable to other types of inter-disciplinary research grant applications.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a practical training on how to approach the preparation of a collaborative research proposal effectively. The workshop will provide a short ‘users guide’ to Horizon 2020. We will discuss the
evaluation process and what the increased focus on innovation means for the design of projects. We will look at how to develop a proposal efficiently and position it to have the best chances of winning!

The workshop will cover in a compact, but nevertheless practical form the back-ground knowledge needed to prepare a good proposal and to acquire research funding. The goal is to provide participants with a good understanding of:

- an overview of the project forms Horizon 2020 supports;what information, documents are essential and helpful;
- how to organise the proposal preparation to make the process efficient;
- how to build a strong consortium;
- how to produce a convincing case, particularly on impact

The workshop lectures will be given in English.

The workshop is designed for anyone intending to participate in Horizon 2020, but may also be useful for funding advisors who need to know about the practical side to proposal preparation. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own examples for discussion. It is also particularly valuable for those starting out their research career.

Please visit for further details or contact Mrs. Silke Ludewigs at

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Note to the editor:
Tutech Innovation which is organising the workshop was founded in 1992 as the technology transfer institute for the Hamburg University of Technology. We are offering services regarding participation in EU funded programmes especially for publicly funded universities and SMEs.



    Harburger Schloßstr. 6-12
    21079 Hamburg


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