European research projects funded by the European Commission are divided into two major phases: the first, in which a proposal to apply for funding is prepared; and the second, during which the actions and tasks of the proposed project are carried out…

Cycle of European Projects

ciclo de la I+D

Formation of consortia

To qualify for these programmes (except the SME Instrument) it is necessary to form a consortium of at least three companies or institutions. These partners must agree and work well together for several months, so their compatibility in each phase is vital for the project.

Preparation of proposals

The proposal is what decides which project receives funding and which does not. Several months are often invested in its development, because not only must an excellent and innovative project be presented, involving clear added value to society, but also it must set out a whole series of tests, prototypes, pilots, designs, models and applications to ensure its impact and feasibility.

Project management

To effectively develop each of the points in the proposal and to maximise the impact, the different members of the consortium must work in a coordinated manner and establish appropriate communication channels with industry and consumers. Qi Europe can help members work together to develop:

R&D and markets

In the new programme H2020 a proposal is not supported if it does not have a potential, present or future market. Numerous actions have been included to ensure the introduction of potential innovative products and services on the market. It is no longer sufficient that the technology is innovative, we must ensure that clients are “willing to pay” for our results in the medium term.