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What to expect during the Kick-Off Meeting

21.11.2022 | Isabell Tributsch
The kick-off meeting is part of the negotiation process for EIC Accelerator projects when the EIC Project Officer requests considerable changes to your Business Plan. When the changes go beyond simple adjustments, the EIC Project officer may send a negotiation...

Day One: when should your EIC Accelerator project start?

10.11.2022 | Alicja Baryła
One of the important decisions to make in the final stage of the Grant preparation process is when to start your project. There are many factors to consider in choosing a date that will facilitate resource allocation and help streamline...

What is the Negotiation Mandate of the Horizon Europe EIC Accelerator?

27.10.2022 | Isabell Tributsch
EIC Accelerator projects differ from traditional grants in Horizon Europe. The negotiation process builds on the recommendation of the Jury and if concluded positively, the Grant Agreement will be signed. During the negotiation process, adjustments and clarifications on your project...

EIC Accelerator Negotiation Process step by step

11.10.2022 | Agata Mendrek
“Dear applicant, congratulations for being selected to the highly competitive EIC Accelerator programme” This is it, the moment you have been waiting for since the day you submitted your proposal. The EIC Accelerator Jury has recommended to the EISMEA (European...

The Declaration of Honour in Horizon Europe

27.09.2022 | Aleksandra Ślepak
The invitation letter to start the Grant Agreement Preparation (GAP) is an exciting moment in your Horizon Europe grant process. It means that all your project data is successfully recorded in the Funding and Tenders Portal (FTP) and you can...

Are IPR protection costs eligible in Horizon Europe?

17.08.2022 | Lucie Pacho Aljanati
A frequent question companies have is whether IPR costs can be charged to a HE project. What about fees to register a trademark? Are patent fees eligible? Many questions arise regarding IPR costs. And this is natural, because research projects...

The LEAR in Horizon Europe

09.08.2022 | Lucie Pacho Aljanati
When the Grant Agreement preparation starts, your project is requested to assign a Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR). The LEAR is the legal representative of the company. In the EIC Accelerator funding schemes, you may be requested to appoint the...

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...

Are you ready to manage a Horizon Europe project on your own?

22.02.2022 | Alicja Grzegorzek Carrascosa
You’re in the champions league of the most innovative companies in Europe – the Horizon Europe winners. You should be very proud and excited. Once you recover from the emotion, remember that receiving a grant is just the beginning. In...

The Annotated Model Grant Agreement – What You Need to Know

24.01.2022 | Alicja Baryła
Starting on your adventure with the EIC Accelerator, it is normal to feel a bit overwhelmed with the number of papers to be prepared, signed and analysed. If you have already signed your Grant Agreement (GA), you are aware that...
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