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: 05-05-2017

SME Instrument Masterclass

Ministerul Cercetării și Inovării împreună cu Horizon Consulting Network din București, Comisia Europeană...

News: 04-04-2017

SME Instrument success!

SME Instrument competition brings another success to our company as our partners Vitality Media were...

News: 09-03-2017

Horizon 2020 to be simplified

The European Commission will further simplify participation in Horizon 2020, the EU's research and...

News: 01-02-2017

2 years - 500 million € invested

Over 20.000 applications received, € 500 million invested in more than 1400 projects and more than € 692...

News: 10-01-2017

Special offer for SME Instrument...

The SME instrument of H2020 has been designed to help fill a financing gap for business innovators with...

News: 20-12-2016

SME Instrument 1 results November...

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the...

News: 06-12-2016

Results Horizon 2020 SME...

71 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 17 countries have been selected for funding in the...

News: 05-12-2016

16 billion investment from...

Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme, is attracting more and more researchers and...

Research News

Research Headlines - Reducing harmful emissions from...

[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution...

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017 - 27-29 September 2017,...

[Source: Research & Innovation] The European Conference on cleaner, better transport in cities, the CIVITAS FORUM, will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras (Portugal). The forum, held as part of the CIVITAS (City VITAlity and Sustainability) initiative, is a key event for transport practitioners, policy makers, and...

Events - Raising perspectives for talented reserchers by...

[Source: Research & Innovation] Complying with art. 32 of the H2020 multi-beneficiary grant agreement, this event addresses all beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C & C) for the...

Project News

Pilot Project: Application of Web Accessibility...

Identifier: PPWA-2017-AG
Pillar: Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions on Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Training for SME-friendly Policies in central purchasing...

Identifier: COS-TSMFRIEND-2017-2-01
Pillar: Improving access to markets
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant

Identifier: ERC-2018-STG
Pillar: Excellent Science
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)