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

RNA Therapeutics 2017 - 22-23 February 2017, London,...

[Source: Research & Innovation] SMi's 8th annual RNA Therapeutics conference will feature a mix of case study-led presentations, panel debates and interactive workshops tailored for an audience of professionals and research scientists looking to develop and commercialise novel RNA therapeutics and delivery systems. This exciting...

Research Headlines - Tapping solar energy with...

[Source: Research & Innovation] We could be doing so much more with our windows. Why not use them to collect solar energy? EU-funded researchers are developing an innovative solution to do just...

Euro Endocrinology Conferences - 18-19 May 2017, Munich,...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Euro Endocrinology 2017 conference will focus on the latest and exciting innovations in all areas of Diabetes and Endocrinology research. It is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination,...

Project News

2016 Pilot Projects for action grants

Identifier: REC-PP-AG-2016
Pillar: RCIT Promote and enhance the exercise of rights deriving from citizenship of the Union
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes

Identifier: COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02
Pillar: Supporting entrepreneurs
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

Identifier: H2020-WIprizeEU-2017
Pillar: Science with and for Society
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)