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How to prove you are an SME

15.03.2022 | Mélanie de Fays
Horizon Europe, the EU’s innovation programme from 2021 to 2027, was established by the European Innovation Council (EIC) with a €10 billion budget. The EIC supports companies (mainly start-ups and SMEs) with grants and equity for groundbreaking innovations at different...

A guide to equipment in H2020 Projects

28.01.2022 | Ewa Ciochoń
If your project needs new equipment, that is specific supplies and/or tools, you have different options to consider. The European Commission (EC) allows you to choose between buying, leasing or renting. Read on to learn the rules and make the...

H2020 project extension: is time on your side?

16.07.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Your project duration is established at the proposal stage and confirmed during the Grant preparation before the project starts. Every task and work package has an established lifetime with deliverables to submit at the end to document the progress. However, research projects...

Can an affiliated company participate in my H2020 project?

06.07.2021 | Karolina Czaharyńska
Yes, your affiliated company can be involved in the project as a linked third party. However, in order to keep in line with H2020 rules, a few principles need to be kept in mind. First, what is a linked third...

Do not forget about the Certificate on Financial Statements in your H2020 project!

21.05.2021 | Alicja Baryła
Have you ever heard of the Certificate on Financial Statements (CFS)? If you are a H2020 grant beneficiary, you should definitely be familiar with it! What is the CFS? The Certificate on Financial Statement is an obligatory audit document for...

EC Audit in H2020 project – how to survive?

12.04.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Ready, steady, go – Its EC audit time! All right, so this is a topic that nobody likes to think about. Some say it is like preparing for a PhD exam, others say it is like a difficult job interview....

Reporting in H2020 projects for SMEI and EIC Accelerator

22.03.2021 | Mélanie de Fays
As stated in article 20 of your Grant Agreement (GA), for reporting in H2020 projects both technical and financial reports are mandatory. What do these entail and when should they be done? Let’s dig into specifics. When to report your...

The Financial Statement in H2020 project – and what is behind it

04.02.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Cost justification (Financial Statement) is a crucial part of EU project management, generally performed by dedicated staff that know every detail of your grant’s applicable financial rules. To be honest, for investigators and technical staff this task is a huge...

Indirect costs in Horizon 2020

04.03.2019 | Ewa Ciochoń
Indirect costs, also called overheads, are general operating costs incurred within the project but not directly linked to the project tasks. Indirect costs contribute to the proper project implementation, but they are also indispensable to successfully run your business. Direct...

Are you getting the “best value for money” in H2020 project?

17.09.2018 | Ewa Ciochoń
One of the primary conditions for cost eligibility in Horizon 2020 is that your suppliers be chosen in compliance with the “best value for money” rule. What does it mean? To start, it does not necessarily mean the supplier with the...
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