We hope that the overview in this section helps you submit your proposal successfully! Below is a summary of the main steps:
Define to what extent participating in an EU research and innovation project can be part of your organisation’s overall strategy. Does the management endorse the approach? Does your organisation possess the capabilities to run/participate in a Horizon 2020 project or is it able to obtain them? Are you willing to provide the initial investment of time and resources to prepare the project proposal?
If applicable, look for partners that bring in complementary expertise to your project (if you plan to be the coordinator), or offer your compentence for projects in the making (if you plan to join a project as partner).
Describe your project convincingly by defining tasks, work packages, milestones and deliverables. Make sure that you answer all questions in the proposal template and that your proposal responds well to the three evaluation criteria excellence, impact, and implementation. If you use external expertise to prepare the project proposal, apply for national aid to cover costs of this phase.
Create an account on the Participant Portal to submit your proposal online before the deadline.