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This regional subsidy covers the preparation and submission costs of European R&I proposals. It is available to Brussels-based SMEs, universities and research centres.



The Brussels-Capital Region funding scheme “Connect - international partnerships” is available to the following EU programmes:

  • Pilars 2 (industrial leadership) and 3 (societal challenges) of Horizon 2020, excluding Access to risk finance, SME instrument, Support and Coordination Action, Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions, Pre-Commercial Procurement and Prizes
  • Eurostars2, Clusters EUREKA
  • Urban Europe, ECSEL, Ambiant Assisted Living and other intergovernmental programmes co-financed by Europe where Brussels-based organisations are eligible.

Both Brussels coordinators and partners to an EU project proposal can benefit from this aid.

The funding can be used to cover staff cost involved in the project preparation, travel costs, translation costs, IP and legal consultancies.

The maximum ceiling applicable for this aid is 25.000 €.

The Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation, INNOVIRIS, is in charge of delivering this regional subsidy. For further information on the procedure, click on the links below:

- for SMEs (NL)

- for SMEs (FR)

- for research centres (NL)

- for research centres (FR)  

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Friday, 26 October 2012 14:16

NCP Brussels tools

NCP Brussels has developed tools and templates to facilitate your access to EU funding for the Horizon 2020 programme. We can provide them on request, provided it is done in the framework of a sustained support from NCP Brussels. Examples are listed below. Contact us!

Tools to guide you from the project idea to the project proposal

  • One page proposal - to help you define the innovative aspect and the impact of your project idea
  • Matrix of competences - to identify missing competences and partners that are necessary for the project proposal
  • Time line - to help you structure the preparation of your project proposal
  • SME test – to check if you are a SME according to EU definition

Tools to guide you at proposal writing stage

  • Budget Calculator
  • Example of Research Impact and Exploitation Plan
  • Example of PERT chart to graphically represent your project schedule
  • Example of Gantt chart to define the work breakdown structure
  • Example of Work Package list
  • Example of Work Package Deliverable list
  • Example of Work Package description
  • Example of summary of staff effort
  • Example of List of milestones
  • Example of Risk and Contingency Plan
  • Example of  consortium structure and management

Tools to guide you at project execution stage

  • Planning the project reporting
  • Explanation on electronic submission of financial reports
  • Tips and trick before a financial audit
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