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: 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 Scoreboard 2016

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) -...

News: 02-02-2016

€250 million in risk capital...

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven countries in South-eastern Europe – Albania, Bosnia...

News: 26-01-2016

How much does it cost to protect...

EASME manages a number of intellectual property (IP) initiatives including IP Helpdesks for supporting...

Research News

Call for proposals for ERC Advanced Grant

[Source: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ageing/innovation/index_en.htm] Identifier: ERC-2018-ADGPillar: Excellent SciencePlanned Opening Date: Deadline: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Fri, 18 May 2018Latest information: The ERC-2018-ADG Call will open soon after 23 May 2018.

Call for proposals for action grants 2018

[Source: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ageing/innovation/index_en.htm] Identifier: JUST-AG-2018Pillar: Justice programme 2014-2020Opening Date: Deadline: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Fri, 18 May 2018Latest information: The submission session is now available for: JUST-JACC-AG-2018(JUST-AG)

Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 08

[Source: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ageing/innovation/index_en.htm] Identifier: H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01Pillar: Societal ChallengesOpening Date: Deadline: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Fri, 18 May 2018Latest information: Release 2 of the Questions & Answers document was added on 18 May2018. See...

Project News

Call for proposals for ERC Advanced Grant

Identifier: ERC-2018-ADG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Blockchains for Social Good'

Identifier: H2020-Blockchain-EICPrize-2019
Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 3 Sep 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)


Identifier: CONS-EUORG-2019-2021-FPA
Pillar: Support for EU Consumer Organisations
Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)