National Contact Points...
National Contact Points (NCPs) provide information, specialist advice and individual assistance to potential participants in EU funding in all Member States and Associated States of the European Union. Nominated by their national or regional authorities, they are officially recognised by the European Commission (EC) to provide highly professional support services on EU funding for Research and Innovation. NCPs act as a bridge between the EC and companies, academia, research centres, public bodies and citizen associations. Their services are free of charge.
There is one National Contact Point for any area covered by the EU funding for Research and Innovation programmes, including Horizon 2020 (which covers the period 2014-2020).
... in Brussels...
Brussels National Contact Point (NCP Brussels) is a regional initiative whose aim is to help companies, universities, research centres and other stakeholders of the Brussels Capital Region to access EU funding for Research and Innovation.
impulse.brussels has been nominated by the Brussels Capital Region to deliver the services of National Contact Point. Today, it hosts the NCP Brussels team.
... and internationally connected!
NCP Brussels is an active member of several thematic NCP networks gathering major EU National Contact Points on H2020. We can facilitate access of Brussels-based stakeholders to the services provided by networks such as:
• IDEAL-IST (ICT NCP)
• HNN2.0 (Health NCP)
• Seren 3 (Secure Societies NCP)
• BioHorizon (Food & bio-economy NCP)
• C-Energy2020 (Energy NCP)
• ETNA2020 (Transport NCP)
• NCPs CaRE (Climate, Environment and raw materials NCP)
• NCP Academy (Training of NCPs on Legal & Financial matters)
NCP Brussels is trained and informed by the EC on upcoming topics and events, legal and financial matters. Under Horizon 2020, we are delegates in the Programme Committees on Energy, Climate Action, Secure Societies and SMEs & Access to Risk Finance. We work together with other Belgian NCPs on a structured and ad hoc basis.