Tekes Funding for Horizon 2020 Project Preparation

As of 1 January 2015 Tekes will fund the Horizon 2020 project preparation phase, i.e. writing a proposal for the H2020 programme. There are altogether three possibilities for Finnish companies and research organizations.

H2020 project preparation can be built into a normal Tekes project if the Tekes project aims to broaden its future scope into international activities.

The actual funding for H2020 project preparation is aimed for the proposal writing phase of large projects with a significant impact on Finland, or if the Finnish participant(s) has a substantial role(s) as the coordinator and/or a work package leader. Thus, this funding is not meant for preparation work on the popular SME instrument.

In addition, cluster organizations can apply for funding from Tekes for Horizon 2020 preparation to promote Finnish companies' Horizon 2020 participation or, for instance, to cultivate the potential of Finnish actors to take part in upcoming KIC calls of the European Institute of Technology and Innovation.

Hanna Vuorinen
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