Financing opportunities for research and innovative ideas
March 5, 2014
We present you the opportunity of obtaining grants from the European Commission through Horizon 2020 Programme.
Horizon 2020 Programme finances projects that encourage the development of science and research infrastructure in Europe, offers support for the development of key technologies (microelectronics, advanced processing), development of innovative SMEs, research and development in the societal challenges (climate, environment, energy, transportation).
The program is divided into three priorities that can be accessed by both SMEs and large companies.
- Excellent Science – 24.4 billion Euro
- Industrial Leadership – 17 billion Euro
- Societal Challenges – 29 billion Euro
At the moment there are various open calls that support innovative project ideas.
We can mention a few that might be of interest to SMEs: leadership in industrial technologies, ITC, nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing technologies and processing, space, health, demographic change, food security, sustainable development, agriculture and forests, research on eco- innovative food production and efficiency in terms of resource use, energy and more.
Usually, the funds can be accessed in two phases:
- phase 1 finances with up to 50,000 Euro the analysis of feasibility and economic viability of ideas / innovative projects.
- phase 2 finances the innovation project.
Funding percentage for programs targeting SMEs varies from one financing line to another and can represent from 70% to 100% of the eligible project costs.
Given the diversity of the areas funded under Horizon 2020, if you are interested in developing such a project and your idea is aligned to the objectives mentioned above, please contact us to analyze the possibility of financing your project.
VAPRO can assist you in developing a successful project.
To be in touch with the latest information on grants, please visit our website regularly www.vapro.ro.