How to start with Horizon 2020

This page introduces you to the 4 major steps that are needed to apply for a Horizon 2020 call.

Application process

The NCP Flanders powerpoint “Horizon 2020 for beginners-general introduction powerpoint“ serves as a first guide in the application process. The online Horizon 2020 manual provides all details and manuals.

Application to a Horizon 2020 call implies 4 major steps 

1/ Find a suitable call for proposal

The Funding and Tender portal hosts call topics of all EU funding programmes. Through the left side menu you can filter on Horizon 2020 and further on specific programme parts of your interest.

If you want to filter only the call topics of your domain of interests, then NCP Flanders Horizon 2020 programme pages will guide you directly to the specific call topics.

4/ Register your organisation

If you want to participate in a project proposal, your organisation needs to be registered and have a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC). The 2-steps verification  process for securing your registration in the Funding and tender portal, installed in 2020, is explained by the Commission through webinars and tutorials.

NCP Flanders can give you support during your application process and provides basic information and tips and tricks to support you with writing your proposal.



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Circusol - Circular Business Models for the Solar Power

Circusol is an Innovation Action project funded under a cross-cutting work programme part of Horizon 2020. Circusol aims at unleashing the full potential of circular business models, in particular Product-Service Systems, in simultaneously delivering real environmental, economic and user benefits. By that, Circusol aims to establish solar power as a spearhead sector in demonstrating a path driven by service-based businesses towards a circular economy in Europe.

A strong Flemish partnership in new Horizon 2020 project on circular economy business demonstrators, including VITO (Coordinator), IMEC, Ecopower cvba, Futech bvba, PV Cycle aisbl and Daidalos Peutz bvba.


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