Researchers in EU13 countries are perplexing over how to tap new research programme to strengthen R&D systems, as a struggle to attract foreign talent due to low salaries, and pandemic-driven economic crisis sparking cuts in national science budgets. Over the next seven years, the EU is going to spend 3.3% of Horizon Europe’s budget on […]


Calculating eligible personnel costs is among the most complex aspects in the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. Errors can have undesired consequences in the form of cost rejection, grant reduction or even administrative sanctions. Beneficiaries, therefore, need first to master the distinction between different types of eligible personnel costs. In addition, the various options […]


EIC calls for Pathfinder OPEN and Accelerator OPEN are now available.  You can already apply for the 1st step of the Accelerator via the AI dedicated platform, and EFMC can stand by your side with a specific coaching scheme to succeed in this first challenging go/no-go step.  If your disruptive innovation is still in an […]


The clock is running fast, and you cannot wait for the end of May ’21 to start developing your proposal. Unfortunately, this is the foreseen timing for the completion of the underpinning legislative process that will convert drafted&leaked WPs into official legal documents. Call for proposals will be officially launched only by then, but we […]


ERC / MSCA / Research Infrastructures: ready to go! ERC Starting and Consolidator grants’ calls are published. World-class researchers and scientist are now working on their next proposals. If you are planning to submit an ERC proposal, hurry up with proposal preparation! MSCA work programme has been published in draft version, and tentative dates are […]


The new EIC work programme is now officially published, after a 2-Day presentation. You can watch the replay here. Most of the information had leaked, but important details were still to be confirmed. The work programme provides all the details regarding the new Pathfinder and Transition programmes. Find the work programme right here. Horizon Europe: […]


The new EIC Accelerator (official work programme right here) in Horizon Europe offers great opportunities for deep-tech SMEs. Competition for EU grants under this scheme is expected to be fierce, even though the target audience for the EIC Accelerator has been narrowly defined as deep-tech, market-creating SMEs. But not every SME is at the technology […]


Generations of research and innovation policy-makers have focused on clusters as a kind of panacea to promote and accelerate innovation. At least this was and often still is the case at the national level, as governments seek to concentrate innovation activities in physical clusters. But what is the new role of clusters in Horizon Europe? […]


Leaked Horizon Europe papers give an early insight into new types of EU funding for start-ups and SMEs under the EU’s 9th Framework Programme (FP) for Research and Innovation. While Horizon Europe has yet to be officially launched in June 2021, the innovation community is getting ready for novel types of EU funding to accelerate […]


The European Commission plans on spending €10 billion on 10 public-private partnerships on Health, Climate and Digital technologies. According to the European Commission, these partnerships should create “long-term impacts on employment, the environment and society”. The partnerships will be split in the following categories: Innovative Health Initiative Circular Bio-based Europe Clean Hydrogen Clean Aviation Europe’s […]