Europa Media Trainings

Addressing Innovation Potential in Horizon 2020

Proposal Writing series

This webinar will explain the concept of innovation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe and will provide practical guidance to address innovation in your proposals.

Date Time Duration
20 May 10:00 CEST 45+15 min

Innovation is in the focus of many EU programmes, especially of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

But how to approach and address innovation in your proposal and project?

  • Do you know what the difference is between social, open, breakthrough, incremental, disruptive and sustainable innovation?
  • Do you know how to set up an innovation focused management structure?
  • Do you need an innovation manager in your project?
  • What are the tasks of a person or body managing innovation in your project?

We will answer all of these questions and give you hands-on tips based on examples from real H2020 proposals and projects.

Topics covered:

  • How to set up an innovation management structure
  • Innovation management tasks and deliverables
  • Budgetary aspects of managing innovation
  • Exploitation management vs. innovation management
  • Business canvas method
  • Commercialisation options (Licencing, joint ventures, spin-offs, etc.)
  • Non-commercial exploitation routes
  • Evaluator's perspective on innovation

At the end of the webinar, you will understand how to describe innovation potential in the different sections of your H2020/HEU proposal.

Who we are

Europa Media is Europe's leading provider of practice-driven training courses on developing and managing projects under the EU's research and innovation programmes since FP5. Over the past 20 years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 20 projects as coordinators and partners. Our training courses are designed based on this direct experience we have from our own proposals and projects. They are therefore quite hands-on with real-life examples and stories. This practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants to our training courses from all over the world in the past 15 years.

The speaker

Gabriella Lovasz is the Managing Director of Europa Media. She started developing EU projects in 2000, during her studies. She coordinated her first project (FP6) between 2005 and 2007. Over the past 15 years, Gabriella has managed and coordinated EU-funded projects under a broad range of programmes such as FP6/7, Horizon 2020, Lilfelong Learning Programme, CIP, Culture 2007-2013, and eContentplus. Thanks to her direct involvement in developing and implementing projects under these programmes, she has gained an extensive knowledge of the EU funding system and has thus contributed to a variety of publications, articles and online platforms sharing practical information and know-how on EU funds and projects. Currently she is co-coordinating an FP7 and managing two Horizon 2020 projects, and at the same time involved in two EC tenders.

In addition to developing and managing EU-funded projects, she has been an evaluator of proposals under the CIP EIP (now COSME) and FP7 programmes, as well as an appraisal and monitoring agent for the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism Grants. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics, having specialized in management consulting and European business. Her main areas of focus are on SME development and ICT-supported learning, game-based learning.


Gabriella Lovász
Gabriella Lovász
Managing Director