EU Funding

Innovation and research

Your company or research centre has a convincing project idea or would like to solve a technical problem through research, innovation and development, but cannot handle this job alone.

Your company or research centre would tackle a given societal challenge, find the way to bridge the gap between research and the market or push forward its strategic development? A EU-funded R&I project may be the right way to long-lasting success.

The Enterprise Europe Brussels’ experts on Horizon 2020 (the EU’s new programme for research and innovation) and on COSME (the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) will help Brussels-based players to identify the European funding programme which best fit their strategic development, including for local clusters.

The Enterprise Europe Brussels’ experts will focus their support to SME on the SME Instrument, the brand new funding scheme/approach dedicated to SMEs and intended to support the their innovation activities. The SME Instrument will cover the whole innovation cycle, targeting all types of innovative SMEs which show a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise.

NCP Brussels help Brussels-based stakeholders access EU funding for Research and Innovation by providing free of charge a wide range of highly professional support services.

Information and awareness raising on the Horizon 2020 programme
Idea analysis and assessment of the relevant EU R&I funding for your project idea
Targeted partner and expert search via our international networks (NCP networks and Enterprise Europe Network)
Guidance through the administrative, legal and financial rules of EU project bidding
Proofreading and pre-screening of project proposals according to EU selection criteria
Basic information on other sources of funding from related programmes and signposting to the relevant contact people
• Information on available subsidies to support proposal writing

Individual support during negotiation with the European Commission, in case the proposal is selected
• Answer to legal and financial questions arising during the lifetime of the project
• Advice on how to deal with technical and financial reporting to European Commission
• Help solving any unexpected problem (like a default partner)

Support to help you find EU or regional funding to pursue research and innovation activities
• Individual support to successfully transfer your research results and turn it into market innovations.

Enterprise Europe Brussels and NCP Brussels closely work together to help companies participating H2020 program

NCP Brussels organise workshops and seminars on thematic topics, skills improvement and project facilitation.

NCP Brussels ensure confidentiality and avoidance of conflict of interest, transparency and equal access. We comply with the EC's minimum standards and guiding principles for NCPs.

NCP Brussels'multinational team is hosted by impluse.brussels. All NCP Brussels services are free of charge.


Thematic European R&DI funding sources : transport, human resources, environment, media, activities in non EU countries…

Your company needs advice on where to obtain the right funding for non-R&I related activities so you can finance your business.

Enterprise Europe Brussels’ experts can help you evaluate your project, source the right support and inform you on how to apply to the most suitable EU funding programme, in particular in transport, human resources, environment, creative media, or activities in non EU countries.

For a “one-hour free-of-charge consultation” on non-R&I European funding sources, please contact Christine Godts +32 (0)2 643 7802 – e-mail cg@beci.be - for an appointment with our expert.


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