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  • Dominic McGonigal

Let the Horizon Europe Programme 2021-2025 take your company to the next level

Are you our next successful applicant?

At C8 we have had the honour of working with several companies who has been successful applicants over the years. Stay tuned for an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how to apply.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

The programme creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area. Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.

The Specific Programme's actions should address market failures or sub-optimal investment situations, boost investments in a proportionate and transparent manner, without duplicating or crowding out private financing and have a clear European added-value and public return on investments.

Later this year, C8 will host a webinar to help you bridge the funding gap between your growth potential and timely access to private investment.

In this new version of Horizon Europe, they have introduced a handful of new elements:

European Innovation Council: Support for innovations with potential breakthrough and disruptive nature with scale-up potential that may be too risky for private investors. This is 70% of the budget earmarked for SMEs.

Missions: Sets of measures to achieve bold, inspirational and measurable goals within a set timeframe. There are 5 main missions as part of Horizon Europe.

Open science policy: Mandatory open access to publications and open science principles are applied throughout the programme.

New approach to partnerships: Objective-driven and more ambitious partnerships with industry in support of EU policy objectives

Funding applications for EU grants are tedious, long and require perfect conception for them to be approved. In addition, identifying the right type of EU funding to support your current growth cycle is perplexing. Getting it right means you can achieve your growth objectives and leverage the validation to effectively seek out further investment.

We're here to help SME's secure EU funding. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you need help taking your company to the next level.

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