Participant portal is applicants entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects Horizon 2020 and other funding programmes .
H2020 NCP Networks
BioHorizon (Grant Agreement no. 652637), coordinated by the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT-PAN), is the network of the NCPs of Societal Challenge 2 “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bioeconomy” and the Key Enabling Technology (KET) “Biotechnology”. BioHorizon is meant as an innovative pan-European platform for transnational activities of NCPs involved in the SC2 and KET-B. Its aim is also to create a network of NCPs exploiting the synergies of acquired and distributed knowledge, collective development and trainings, in which all NCPs can learn from each other thus increasing mutual understanding of different approaches and requirements in their daily work.
C-ENERGY2020 (Grant Agreement no. 641003), coordinated by the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE), is the network of the NCPs of Societal Challenge 3 “Secure, clean and efficient energy”. C-ENERGY 2020 objectives are: ensuring the high quality of the SC3 NCP services; lowering entry barriers for newly appointed SC3 NCPs; consolidating the network of SC3 NCPs.
COSMOS2020 (Grant Agreement no. 640163), coordinated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is the network of the NCPs of “Space”. In the context of COSMOS2020 capacity building, information services, project partner search support and more activities are carried out in order to reinforce the cooperation of NCPs and to raise the overall quality level of services.
Health NCP Net 2.0 (HNN 2.0 – Grant Agreement no. 643390), coordinated by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, is the network of the NCPs of the H2020 Societal Challenge 1 ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’. HNN 2.0 aims at improving and professionalizing the NCP service, thus achieving a more consistent level of NCP support services across Europe. Because of the broad mandate of the SC1 NCPs and of the revolutionary approach of H2020, HNN 2.0 adopts a holistic approach and collaborates with other support structures, projects and programmes.
IDEALIST 2018 (Grant Agreement no. 645216), coordinated by the Israel-Europe R&D Directorate (ISERD), is the network of the NCPs of “Information and Communication Technologies” (ICT). IDEALIST 2018 gathers more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries, such as Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and other third countries. This network offers high expertise in proposal writing and project management, long-standing experience in EU Framework programmes, a unique quality labelled partner search tool and an international Quality team to support proposers.
NCP ACADEMY (Grant Agreement no. 633563), coordinated by Enterprise Ireland, is the network of the NCPs for the H2020 Legal and Financial aspects of Horizon 2020. The project aims to create and implement a new and integrated training of Horizon 2020 advisors – the NCP Academy. It brings together NCP Coordinators and NCPs for Legal and Financial aspects of Horizon 2020 to develop the NCP Academy concept and to develop and implement training courses on cross-cutting issues. It addresses quality standards and good practice as well as routes to feedback and communication for this community. In doing so it aims to significantly enhance the performance of NCPs and does so by harnessing the knowledge base already existing within this community.
NCPsCare (Grant Agreement no. 642025), coordinated by (…), is the network of NCPs for Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”. NCPsCare wants to contribute to enhancing the impact of R&I in SC5 and ensure a more efficient use of resources and R&I developments by improving the workflow between NCPs, applicants, the European Commission (EC), and other parties with a stake in SC5.
NCP_WIDE.NET (Grant Agreement no. 639034), coordinated by the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT-PAN), is the network of the NCPs of “Spreading excellence and widening participation”. NCP_WIDE.NET objective is to create a network of NCPs of ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’ in order to facilitate transnational cooperation between NCPs. The overall logic of NCP_WIDE.NET is based on the improving and leveling of the NCPs capacities to deliver services of high quality standards, enhancing transnational collaboration between applicants, delivering complex information on WIDESPREAD activities and promoting the Network itself.
Net4mobility (Grant Agreement no. 640603), coordinated by Euresearch, is the network of the NCPs of “Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions” (MSCA). The objective of Net4Mobility is to facilitate the transnational cooperation between the NCPs of the Marie MSCA. The project aims to achieve raise the general standard of applicants (taking into account the diversity of the different actors), better inform the R&I stakeholders on funding possibilities in MSCA and help them to improve their performance and help less experienced NCPs to improve their service. The project will achieve these goals by the implementation of a wide array of measures, such as trainings based on the needs of MSCA NCPs, ‘twinning’ visits and Best Practice Meetings, communication platforms for the constant exchange and transfer of knowledge.
Net4society4 (Grant Agreement no. 649180), coordinated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is the network of the NCPs of Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies”. “NET4SOCIETY” supports the creation and establishment of a functional Network of Socioeconomic Sciences and the Humanities (SSH)-NCPs. “NET4SOCIETY” offers specific high quality training sessions, dedicated workshops, and mentoring and brokerage events. The project provides targeted tools such as a best practice handbook and a database for the specific area of Socioeconomics and the Humanities, including a refined partner-search tool. These tools are available on NET4SOCIETY website.
NMP TeAM 3
NMP TeAM 3 (Grant Agreement no. 646112), coordinated by the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), is the network of the NCPs of “Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology and Production”. It aims to facilitate transnational cooperation between NCPs within the Industrial leadership Part of H2020 with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support by the NMP NCPs to programme applicants. NMP TeAm 3 will achieve a consistent, improved and professionalised NCP service across Europe, thereby helping simplify access to Horizon 2020 calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of proposals submitted. NMP Team 3 will create the mechanisms and tools for capacity building of NCPs’ skills throughout trainings, staff exchanges and twinnings.
NMP TeAM 3
NUCL-EU2020 (Grant Agreement no. 661292), coordinated by the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE), is the network of the NCPs of “EURATOM”. NUCL-EU 2020 aims to ensure high quality EURATOM NCP services; to lower the entry barriers for newly appointed EURATOM NCPs; to consolidate the network of EURATOM NCPs. NUCL-EU 2020 takes into consideration the significant changes that H2020 has brought about the EURATOM NCP mandate. Throughout the project, special attention is paid to the diversity of stakeholders in the Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection sectors, the gender dimension, as well as to establish links with other EU relevant initiatives, programmes and policies.
RICH (Grant Agreement no. 646713), coordinated by the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE), is the network of the NCPs of “Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures”. The specific objective of RICH (Research Infrastructures Consortium for Horizon 2020) is to facilitate trans-national co-operation between relevant NCPs with a view to identifying and sharing good practices, and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants, taking into account the diversity of actors that make up the constituency of Research Infrastructures. The activities of RICH include, amongst others, multi-level trainings and tripling schemes, experts seminars, simposia and wide promotion of Transnational Access and Service (TAS) as well as a wide range of other communication and dissemination tools and platforms.
SEREN 3 (Grant Agreement no. 653450), coordinated by the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE), is the network of the NCPs of Societal Challenge 7 “Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”. SEREN 3 aims at facilitating trans-national cooperation among SC7 NCPs, identifying and sharing good practices, and raising the general standard of the support to programme applicants across the EU, Associated and Third countries.
SIS.NET2 (Grant Agreement no. 635656), coordinated by the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), is the network of the NCPs of “Science with and for Society”. Science with and for Society is crucial to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in order to build capacities and develop innovative ways to connect science to society through Responsible Research and Innovation measures. SIS.NET2 focuses on identifying and sharing good practices and raising the standard of proposals by organising joint activities of NCPs.
EEN – ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally. It provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services such as organization of matchmaking events, redaction and publication of cooperation profiles in its partner search database. The Network provides advice on market opportunities to help small businesses expand internationally and recognises innovation potential and can help SMEs shape it into commercial success
The European IPR Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission under the current Horizon 2020 programme that supports cross-border SME and research activities to manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and IP assets at an EU level. Offering a broad range of informative material, a Helpline service for direct IP support and on-site and online training, the European IPR Helpdesk’s main goal is to support IP capacity building along the full scale of IP practices: from awareness to strategic use and successful exploitation.
CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service. It is the European Commission’s primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense
In Europe there are three officially recognized European Standardization Organizations that develop and agree quality and safety standards: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The close collaboration between CEN and CENELEC was consolidated at the start of 2010 by the creation of a common CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) in Brussels.