Our Services as National Contact Point 

Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, funds collaborative projects in industry and academia. Luxinnovation supports applicants with a broad range of services throughout the whole project lifecycle. 

1. Successful proposal advisory

Horizon 2020 funding is granted to convincing and innovative projects submitted to calls for proposals. It is crucial to know about relevant calls and the ingredients of a winning project proposal in order to obtain this well-endowed but competitive funding source.

Matching your idea with Horizon 2020 opportunities

By listening to your idea, we help you identify the most relevant Horizon 2020 opportunities for your specific situation and ambition. We also proactively alert our clients about upcoming opportunities.

Matching ideas with funding opportunities is more than finding open calls, it is about strategy: We put special emphasis on helping you align your research and innovation strategy with funding opportunities under Horizon 2020.

Contact us to learn from which European funding source you can benefit.

Concept validation and strategic positioning

Your project ideas might have to be refined or expanded in order to fit European funding opportunities. We can highlight areas for improvement and ensure that you fulfil all eligibility requirements from the onset. Together with our clients, we determine an action plan for the weeks or months leading up to the call deadline, allowing you to approach the proposal submission with confidence and ease.

Solicit a meeting to plan your successful project proposal submission.

Partner search

Most projects require European or even international partnerships. This is a major chance for you to expand your network, to strategically complement your own expertise, and to explore new markets. Based on the call requirements and your project idea, we can establish a contact between you and relevant partners.

We help you find universities and companies in Europe that can enhance your project idea.

Critical reviews: proposal writing follow-up

The actual project proposal needs to provide certain mandatory information and is ideally written in an educated and engaging style. We will critically review your draft in an intermediate and final stage by providing comments that will increase the proposal quality in the eye of the evaluator.

Share your proposal drafts to benefit from comments that can significantly improve the proposals quality.

Legal and financial support

Winning project proposals will treat aspects such as the project budget, ethical issues, or intellectual property rights thoroughly. We provide on-the-spot guidance for any areas of doubt that you encounter when preparing your project proposal.

We help you clarify any legal, financial, or other questions you might have during the preparation of your project proposal. 

From idea to project: timespan

Please allow for the following indicative timespans for a fruitful collaboration with us, and to increase chances for funding. 

2. Information and training courses

We proactively reach out to our community by organising info-sessions on funding opportunities in Horizon 2020, reaching hundreds of participants per year.

Check out our events calendar or plan an in-house info-session or training with us.

3. Support to ongoing projects

Various questions can come up during the lifetime of a Horizon 2020 project, concerning aspects of project or financial reporting, amendments, or other legal and financial issues. Our team helps you clarify any doubts you might have about Horizon 2020 project management.

Send us your questions about the legal and financial management of your Horizon 2020 project to us. 

4. Other activities

Policy support

Further to advising and supporting project applicants, the Horizon 2020 National Contact Point also follows policy developments at the European Commission via a continuous presence in various committees related to Horizon 2020.

Brussels representation

The European Funding department in Luxembourg is represented in Brussels by LUXCOR, the Luxembourg Contact Office for Research and Innovation. 


Contact your Horizon 2020 National Contact Point in Luxembourg today. Let us discuss your project idea together.

ncp.horizon2020 (at) luxinnovation.lu

(+352) 43 62 63 - 1


Services are ensured to be confidential. 

All services are free of charge.

Please note that NCP works on a first-come-first-serve basis.