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: 17-10-2016

TRIANGLE Open Call 2016

The TRIANGLE project announces its recently opened Open Call funding for 5G developers, makers and...

News: 12-10-2016

3000 Seals of Excellence

Since its launch in October 2015, more than 3000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have received...

News: 04-10-2016

Follow-up 2016 ICT...

ICT Proposers' Day 2016 was organised on Monday & Tuesday the 26-27 September 2016, as part of...

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...

Research News

Research Headlines - Trading on trust

[Source: Research & Innovation] You'd be forgiven for thinking that the documents accompanying shipping containers are always accurate. But you would be wrong - discrepancies are frequent....

What constitutes an enabling environment for social...

[Source: Research & Innovation] After three years of research, the EFESEIIS project (Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies) is glad to announce that the final event will be held in Brussels, on Tuesday 08 November 2016.

AcademiaPharma 2017 - Developing Pharma Partnerships...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Academic institutions have always been at the forefront of innovation. Big pharma is facing major patent cliffs and slashing internal R and D budgets, whilst academia is finding it tougher to gain funding for research projects. This means that it is more important than ever for the two groups to...

Project News

Call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant

Identifier: ERC-2017-COG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for proposals in the area of mobile criminality

Identifier: ISFP-2016-AG-MC
Pillar: Other organised crime
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)