Dear Reader,

Latest political developments in Europe have opened a wide array of lively debates in the EU research and innovation circles: is it risky to invite a UK partner in the next Horizon 2020 proposal? Should the budget for Swiss research organisations be included in the Administrative forms of Part A of your proposal? Adding to this, the European Commission has introduced some changes in the H2020 Model Grant Agreement, which may affect the way you calculate personnel costs in your current project – and which you should not ignore.

As experts in EU funding, at Europa Media we can offer our perspective, based on our experience in working with international partners in research and innovation projects. But most of all, we can equip you with the tools to assess such changes yourself. Our upcoming course, the H2020 Master of Finance and Administration, provides participants with a clear and detailed understanding of FP7 and Horizon 2020 financial rules, starting from eligibility of costs and moving to interpreting the financial guidelines for the project you are managing, including with practical exercises to avoid the most common mistakes in calculating personnel costs.

We look forward to meeting you in Vienna on 22-23 September at the course to help you with your next financial report or audit: check the agenda and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
Gabor Kitley Anita Ihasz
CEO Key Account Manager
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START2ACT project (Horizon 2020) has now launched a survey to better understand the behaviour and motviations of young SMEs and startups in saving energy. This will help us tailor the START2ACT's activities and effectively respond to the real needs of young SMEs and startups towards achieving energy and cost savings.
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European Commission eases market access for 15 innovative projects with €32 million
The European Commission is awarding €32 million to bring innovative ideas to market quicker. The 15 benefiting projects, involving 70 partners in 19 countries, will receive around €2 million each under the fifth round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) scheme run under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
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New publication - Internationalisation of innovation in SMEs
The publication features twelve case studies of innovative SMEs with insightful international activity and a comprehensive analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of European policy measures and infrastructure seeking to enhance such internationalisation. It is the first EU official study exploring explicitly and exclusively international cooperation in the field of innovation from a European SME perspective.
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Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals

Fast Track to Innovation Pilot
Next cut-off date: 25 October 2016

Innovative solutions for the conservation of 20th century cultural heritage
First stage deadline: 27 October 2016

Networking research beyond 5G
Deadline: 8 November 2016

Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT
Deadline: 19 January 2017

Blog Posts
Practical tips for organising brokerage events in EU projects
Istvan Pari

Dissemination and exploitation related activities have always been a focal issue for all EU funded projects. Apart from the traditional ways of disseminating the project results via newsletters, flyers and presenting the results in conferences, it’s worth considering bringing together the key stakeholder groups in either a specialised conference organised within the frame of the project, or host a brokerage event where the various parties could liaise with each other in a rather informal manner.

Swiss research in 2017: Full access to Horizon 2020 or locked out of it?
Marusa Arh

The latest debates on what the future of UK’s science and research will look like after the post-Brexit period has shown us that the EU’s prestigious Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (worth €80 billion) is playing an important role in fostering research excellence of the EU member states. While considering the possible UK-EU scenarios, let’s take a closer look at the status of a non-EU country in Horizon 2020.

12 - 13 September 2016
Hamburg, Germany
Blue Economy Business and Science Forum
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14 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Brokerage Event
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23 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium
2016 Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities
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10 - 11 October 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Unconvention 2016
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23 - 25 November 2016
SME Assembly
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Upcoming Courses
22 - 23 September 2016
Vienna, Austria
Horizon 2020 Master of Finance and Administration
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13 October 2016
Vienna, Austria
1-day Horizon 2020 Proposal Development Workshop
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14 October 2016
Vienna, Austria
Dissemination, IP and Exploitation in Horizon 2020
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27 - 28 October 2016
Milan, Italy
Horizon 2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting
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Let's #BeActiv - European Week of Sport
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Startup Olé 2016
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Quick Guide on EU Projects e-Learning Webinar Training Courses In-House Course Consultancy Partnership
Quick Guide on EU projects E-learning Webinar Training courses In-house courses Consultancy Partnership

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