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

 
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

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...

News: 18-07-2016

European Innovation...

At global level, the EU continues to be less innovative than South Korea, the United States and Japan,...

News: 15-07-2016

2016 Information Day on the...

The event targets potential applicants to the Smart Cities & Communities topic of...

News: 14-07-2016

Next steps for the Research...

Delegates at this timely seminar will discuss the future of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) -...

Research News

Research Headlines - Savage warfare: examining the past

[Source: Research & Innovation] In war, there are rules - but sometimes countries decide that they don't apply. Colonial campaigns, for example, were often seen as exceptions. EU-funded research...

Success Stories - Replacing oil in plastics production...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Alternative energy sources are gradually replacing fossil fuels, but can oil be replaced in the production of the plastics we all use in our daily...

Events - EBN Congress 2016 - Design for Innovation -...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Whilst technology-driven innovation has been a fundamental contributor to the prosperity of Europe, the recognition is emerging that design-driven, non-technological innovation is now also a route to competitiveness. The economic significance of design is based on its potential as an enabler to...

Project News

Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant

Identifier: ERC-2017-STG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Planned 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)

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

Identifier: H2020-LCE-Prizes-2016-03
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Opening Date:
Deadline: Wed, 3 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)