About Us

Horizon Consulting Network is a consultancy company providing exclusive advice, information and tools to Horizon 2020 and related EU Research and Innovation funding programmes applicants. In order to assist the applicants participate in Horizon 2020 and related EU Research and Innovation funding programmes we provide a complete range of services covering the participation strategy, partnerships creation and the actual participation. 


Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

SME Instrument

The SME instrument has been designed specifically for single or groups of highly innovative SMEs with international ambitions, determined to turn strong, innovative business ideas into winners on the market. The instrument provides full-cycle business innovation support from the stage of business idea conception and planning (phase I) over business plan execution and demonstration (phase II) to commercialisation (phase III). 

Send us a brief description of your innovative idea and we will provide an initial free assessment of its potential to get funded as well as a plan for the proposal drafting and submission.

HORIZON 2020 Profile

Stand out from the crowd and build your free company profile using our online template. 

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Horizon 2020 Proposal

Plan your Horizon 2020 proposal using our free online template and use it to find suitable partners. 

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News: 09-08-2016

2017 SME Instrument changes

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 has been updated on 25 July, bringing novelties to the SME...

News: 02-08-2016

Innovation Radar Prize 2016

The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's top future innovators and their...

News: 01-08-2016

Fund your ICT Innovation easier

A wide range of support services is available to both ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups in order to enable...

News: 26-07-2016

Open Research Data in Horizon...

Open access (OA) refers to the practice of providing online access to scientific...

News: 22-07-2016

EIT Digital Challenge 2016

The Europe-wide start-up competition is open to all digital technology start-ups looking to grow...

News: 21-07-2016

Horizon 2020 overview video

Two short videos produced by the European Commission helping you understand Horizon 2020 program...

News: 20-07-2016

Energy Efficiency Call for...

Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected....

News: 19-07-2016

ICT Proposers' Day 2016

ICT Proposers' day 2106 in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 and 27 September is a networking event promoting...

Research News

Balkan Criminology Conference - Violence in the Balkans -...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Third Annual Conference of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology ‘Violence in the Balkans’ will be held in Bucharest, Romania from 1-4 September 2016. This is the continuation of the efforts by the Max Planck Partner Group (MPPG) in establishing research excellence in the...


[Source: Research & Innovation] Do you consider applying to one of the below mentioned Horizon 2020 biotech-related calls? Are you looking for partners to build a consortium? Join us on 28 September in Brussels to meet actors from all around Europe to exchange ideas. • SFS-30-2017: Closing loops at farm and regional levels...

Research Headlines - Tracking innovation in intelligent...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are all around us: they let us know when the next bus will reach our bus stop, help monitor and manage road traffic and...

Project News

Call for proposals for ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Identifier: ERC-2017-PoC
Pillar: Excellent Science
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant

Identifier: ERC-2017-STG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016...

Identifier: H2020-LCE-Prizes-2016-01
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)