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    Horizon 2020: The Programme and Hints and Tips for Success
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This session will provide an overview of funding opportunities available through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. Participants will also hear hints and tips for preparing successful proposals.

Duration 2 hours

Course Type Presentation

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic, Research and Research Support Staff at All Levels

Horizon 2020 is the largest ever European research and innovation programme, with a budget of over EUR 70 billion between 2014 and 2020.  The programme aims to ensure that Europe produces world-class science; removes barriers to innovation; and makes it easier for public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.  Call published under the 2018-2020 Work programme have a combined value of over €30bn


Funding calls are based in 3 areas/pillars:

• Excellent Science: focused on raising the level of Europe’s science base by supporting the best ideas, developing European talent and providing researchers with access to a research infrastructure;

• Industrial Leadership: focused on stimulating the growth potential of European companies by offering access to finance, encouraging private investment in research and development, and offering support for innovative SMEs;

• Societal Challenges: focused on the biggest challenges facing modern society.  This area reflects the policy priorities of the European Commission and covers all stages of research and innovation, from concept to market.

The aims of this sessions are to:

1. Provide an overview of the funding opportunities available across the three main pillars of Horizon 2020

2. Provide some hints and tips for preparing successful proposals, including

a. an overview of the evaluation process 

b. details on the three evaluation criteria and how to maximise your score under each criteria

c. example common from successful and unsuccessful applications


Brexit:  Please note that despite the on-going Brexit process, UK organisations remain eligible to apply for EU funding until the UK leaves the EU.   If a Withdrawal Agreement is agreed, the UK will be eligible to participate in EU programmes as it currently does until the end of 2020 and for the lifetime of individual projects.  In the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’, UK organisations will continue to be eligible to apply to and participate in most Horizon 2020 schemes (there are a few exceptions) and, where proposals are successfully evaluated, should be able to receive funding via the UK Treasury Guarantee.   


Additional information on how Brexit may affect UK participation in EU programme can be found on the UK Brexit Factsheet.


Delivered By: Katie Robinson and Martin Gregory - RKES



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