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We offer our services in the form of external support to the project coordinator, or by participation in the project, responsible for the project management workpackage.

PROJECT PREPARATION

Proposal

  • Support in all aspects of proposal writing, including work package development and budgeting.

Consortium development and negotiation with the EC

  • Finding the right project partners (in many cases through our network of contacts).
  • Help with partner validation.
  • Preparation of the consortium agreement.
  • Negotiation of the contract with the EC.

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Project management and administration

  • Organisation of project meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Support in the preparation of deliverables, and project reports.
  • Financial control, including collection of financial statements and audit certificates.
  • Monitoring of cost keeping and time keeping systems.
  • Regulation of payment modalities between the coordinator and the consortium.
  • Facilitating good communication among the members of the consortium.
  • Overall project monitoring.

Market studies within the workplan

  • Desk research.
  • Telephone interviews.
  • Surveys, market research.

Dissemination

  • Design, hosting and updating of the project website.
  • Design of logos.
  • Design of leaflets, posters and other dissemination materials.

USEFUL LINKS

Horizon2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The SME Instrument

The dedicated SME instrument’s supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

The IPR-Helpdesk

The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU funded research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

The Finance Helpdesk

Welcome to the Finance-Helpdesk. This facility was started by the Finance-NMS-IST Project, with the support of the IST Program. This website acts as a portal and a helpdesk for the latest Framework Programmes financial information.

The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot

The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot provides funding for bottom-up proposals for close-to-market innovation activities in any area of technology or application. This thematic openness – combined with the possibility for all kinds of innovation actors to work together and deliver innovation onto the market and/or into society – should nurture trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation.

Berlin Partner

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.