Registration open – “How to write a good proposal” workshop aimed at SMEs in SC5

On 26 April 2018, NCPs CaRE, the network of Environment NCPs, is organising a free workshop in English on how to write a good proposal. The workshop is aimed at 30 SMEs from the environmental domain, especially in Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, resource efficiency, environment and raw materials”. Participants of any nationality are welcome.

This training will elaborate on the most common mistakes in proposal writing and how to avoid them. A real proposal will be evaluated by the participants and afterwards compared with the original Evaluation Summary Report. A previous edition of this format was perceived very helpful by the participants.

The event will take place on the 26th of April 2018, between noon and 6 pm, at the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. This Ministry is located at 25, Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, 75005 Paris. A lunch will be offered. The workshop is free of charge and is conveniently taking place a day before the “Space for Climate and Smart Mobility Matching Space, Environment and Transport communities” Brokerage Event.

Here is the link to subscribe for this session, you will be informed by e-mail about the status of your subscription. A detailed agenda will follow soon. For more information, please contact Ms. Marieke Zwartjes by phone +32 22 38 37 42 or by e-mail.

Are you an SME and looking for funding opportunities? Take a minute to read about the H2020 SME instrument.

It is the European Council’s vision that Small-Medium sized Enterprises (SME) are the ones to lead Europe’s future economy.

Thus, the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument (“SME Instrument”) is a thematic program, focusing on funding small-medium enterprises with high growth potential and innovative-breakthrough vision. The SME Instrument’s focus is not only on transforming disruptive ideas into concrete, innovative solutions with a European and global impact, but also on empowering and lifting the company and helping them to fulfill their potential.

The instrument comprises of 3 phases, as described below. SMEs may directly apply for phase 1 or 2, depending on the progress and advancement of their proposals. However, all the innovations, regardless of the phase, are expected to demonstrate Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or above.

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