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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

Digital Europe

Digital Europe is a Funding Programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and administrations.

Other EU Funding

There are many other relevant EU funding programmes, managed by several agencies and directorates.

Assist, Train & Advise

NCP Flanders has a wide range of services to offer on assitance, training and advise

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ASSIST

NCP Flanders will assist you in finding partners for international cooperation and connecting you to different networks.

Attention: if you are not located in Flanders, please check here who can help you.

If you are new to Horizon Europe

Please consult the dedicated Horizon Europe for beginners video series (including hand-outs of the presentations).

If you are an academic researcher

If you are a staff member of a university, university college or research organisation … . Most of these organisations located in Flanders, have installed a European Funding Support Office which is your first contact point.

If you are interested in the strategic dimension

The various work programmes with calls for proposals are drafted by several Programme Committees consisting of delegates of the participating countries in Horizon Europe.

Representatives from EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) inform on the drafting process and collect input from stakeholders located in Flanders to bring it on the Belgian and European level, which results in a concrete work programme. This input can typically consist of suggestions for new topics, requests for adaptations on scale, content of proposed projects or feedback on former participants.

You can contact the Horizon Europe programme committee delegate from Flanders of the programme of your interest. 

If you want to be connected to international partners

Directly look for partners from abroad on our dedicated partner searches page.
Find more information on our partner search services and other possibilities, including the services of the Enterprise Europe Network here

Please find a summary of these main connection services in these slides

ADVISE

NCP offers advice to potential applicants and beneficiaries.

Support for proposal writers

NCP Flanders guides stakeholders located in Flanders during the whole process of planning of and application to a Horizon call topic.

Any Flanders-based organisation – research centres, universities, companies, etc. – can request advice from the NCP.

Opportunities and strategy: identification of Horizon funding opportunities that match your project ideas and long-term strategy

Concept validation: optimisation of your project ideas to fit identified Horizon opportunities

Planning of the project: Tips and tricks are elaborated in this video series on Proposal Writing under Horizon Europe.

Writing process: The steps of the evaluation process are elaborated in detail also in this video series, which provides you with tips and tricks to write a good proposal.

Critical proposal review: proposal writing follow-up to increase the quality and chances of success of your proposal

Project management advice

Support to on-going projects with project and financial reporting, contract amendments and other legal and financial issues. Administrative, legal and financial issues are elaborated on the Support for Legal and Financial issues page.

Need a helping hand?

The NCP advisor in your field is open to receive your questions from the complete proposal and project cycle about the call topics of the programme of your interest. Get the right contact details of whom to turn to under each Horizon Europe programme section or via contact in the menu on top of the page.

 

Testimonial

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Avia-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.