02/11/2017

Horizon 2020 Call Programs

H2020

Type of Action

Conditions

Actions supported by grants

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)

"Actions primarily consisting of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution. For this purpose, they may include basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation of a small scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment. Projects may contain limited demonstration or pilot activities to show technical feasibility."

Funding rate: 100% of eligible costs

Participation: Consortia of partners from different countries, industry and academia has include at least 3 legal entities established in Member State/Associated State

Type of Action

Conditions

Actions supported by grants

Innovation Actions (IA)

"Actions primarily consisting of activities directly aiming at producing plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes or services. For this purpose, they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication. Projects may include limited research and development activities "

Funding rate: 70% of eligible costs (100% for non-profit organizations)

Participation: Consortia of partners from different countries, industry and academia has include at least 3 legal entities established in Member State/Associated State

Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)

This type of grant does not fund research. It funds actions such as "standardization, dissemination, awareness-raising and communication, networking, coordination or support services, policy dialogues and mutual learning exercises and studies. This includes design studies for new infrastructures and may also include complementary activities of strategic planning, networking and coordination between programmes in different countries"

Funding rate:100% of eligible costs

Participation: At least one single entity or consortia of partners from different countries, industry and academia.

SME Instrument

SME instrument is targeted at "all types of innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise".

SME Instrument (Phase 1) funds a feasibility study to verify the viability of the concept. SME Instrument (Phase 2) funds demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, miniaturization, design and market replication. SME Instrument (Phase 3) facilitates access to public and private risk capital.

Funding rate: Phase 1 – lump sum of 50.000 euro; Phase 2 – 70% (or 100% in exceptional cases) of eligible costs

Participation: Single SME or consortia of SMEs at least 1 established in Member State/Associated State

Funding for international research fellowships in the public or private sector, research training, staff exchanges.

Funding rate: Depends on specific MSCA type

Participation: Early stage researchers or experienced researchers (of any nationality), technical staff, national/regional research mobility programmes.

Prizes are used to “Recognise past achievements (“recognition prizes”), or induce future activities, (“inducement prizes”)”. Prizes are awarded on the basis of contest.

Funding: variable and indicated in the respective topic

Participation: 1 legal entity