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: 28-11-2016

SME Instrument stats 2014-2015

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

News: 26-10-2016

SME Instrument September 2016

189 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the...

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...

Research News

Research Headlines - Mind the gap: coordinating urban...

[Source: Research & Innovation] JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to...

Success Stories - Retraining the immune system may hold...

[Source: Research & Innovation] People with Type 1 diabetes could one day see the faulty cells in their pancreas either restored to health or replaced with new ones thanks to new research that could improve the...

Research Headlines - Achieving sharper optical tools with...

[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has given researchers a clearer insight into how the next generation of optical tools - including medical diagnostic devices and security...

Project News

Clean Sky 2 Call for Core partners Wave 4

Identifier: H2020-CS2-CPW04-2016-01
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 05

Identifier: H2020-CS2-CFP05-2016-03
Pillar: Societal Challenges
Planned Opening Date:
Deadline: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Call for proposals restricted to Member States for law...

Identifier: ISFP-2016-AG-SRMR
Pillar: Human trafficking
Opening Date:
Deadline: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)