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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...

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...

­Who will be your H2020 project’s LEAR?

13.05.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Don’t worry. This is not Shakespeare and your LEAR will not go mad by the end… hopefully. In EU funding vocabulary, LEAR stands for Legal Entity Appointed Representative. Every organization that participates in an EU-funded project must assign a person...

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...

Deliverables and milestones in the H2020 project

13.05.2019 | Alicja Baryła
But first, what is a deliverable? Deliverables are project outputs that must be presented to the European Commission within the timeline set in your Grant Agreement. They are submitted to the EC through the online Funding & Tenders platform portal....
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