Get ready for H2020

“Get ready for Horizon 2020” is a brief and simple introduction to how to develop an idea, prepare a proposal and conduct a EU-funded research and innovation project.

Horizon 2020 is a valuable opportunity not only for universities or research centres, but also for SMEs, larger companies, associations, or cities.

This 30-page guide explains the rationale of EU funding for research and innovation and describes the basic functioning of the Horizon 2020, the new EU framework programme. It offers a great number of practical and insider tips on how to read work programmes, identify opportunities, and prepare proposals. The evaluation criteria and procedure is also explained, highlighting what evaluators expect and how to avoid common mistakes.

A vast body of information exists but can be complex or time-consuming to go through. This guide is an ideal entry point for newcomers to Horizon 2020.

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