Infoday H2020 brings closer the methodology for successfully overtaking the Horizon 2020 proposal

Author: Adrià G.Font   /  10 of February of 2018

Due to the Work Programmes, new call of Social Challenges 1 and 6 of the Health and inclusive Societies area, last Tuesday 6th February, TIC Salut Social Foundation organised an event in Barcelona where new topics were shown envisaged to finance. There also shared helpful tips to introduce a winning proposal and the success factors in order to obtain the European funds.

Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, director of TIC Salut Social Foundation, welcomed the participants and reaffirmed the Foundations will to widely help sector companies to know the possibilities that the EU is offering to finance projects in the H2020 framework. He underlined the significance of “mainstreaming” in initiatives leadership, both for the health area as for social welfare.

The two national contact points (NCP) are just Mr Juan Riese -health- and Mrs Aïda Díaz -social-, they filled up the first part of the event. Riese, the scientific-technical adviser of the European Project Office of the Carlos III Health Institute of Madrid, did an extensive review on the seven priorities, divided into three areas of Challenge Society 1 (SC1), introducing the Horizon 2020 meaning, its opportunities and the different requirements of each call. “Quality, impact and management” are three key aspects that, according to Riese, should be considered for preparing and for writing a proposal in the H2020 framework.

Díaz, from his side, expert in the internationalisation area of the Research and University Grants Management Agency  (AGAUR) wanted to communicate the significance of clarifying “which will be the final impact” forecast when enforcing the challenge in the Societal Challenge 6 (SC6). He also underlined the three topics the EU is working on currently in this area: Migration, Transformations and Governance (citizenship involvements and public administration). He concluded insisting on the cross-cutting vision, as also introduced Dr Garcia Guyàs as a pivotal point to enlarge the challenge opportunities.

During the second part of the event, the international consultant Mrs Daniela Gomes, from the Octopux Consulting company will come again to Barcelona the next 5 and 6th March conveying the training organised by TIC Salut Social on “How to write the H2020 proposals successfully”, she underlined the key figure of the assessor. To prepare a proposal considering to whom it’s headed – composition, structure, language… -it will make the difference between being taking into consideration or supported by the rest of assessors or not.

Finally, the event concluded with the AQuAs experience, by Rossana Allessandrello. By sharing the successful case of the PRO4VIP project and the conclusion by TIC Salut Social, with the participation of Dr Jordi Martinez, director of Innovation, who also took the opportunity to invite the different companies “to knock the TIC Salut Social’s door to participate in the writing proposal and presentations”, Carla Alvarez, skilled Project Manager in funds research and Margarita Hospedales, Project Manager Officer of the Foundation wanted to transmit the “vocational” role of the writer of a proposal, as, according to Hospedales, it is a task required of total dedication, and it does not always have the expected results. Therefore, “it’s important not to collapse”.

  • Introducing an innovative idea, creating a proper consortium and searching a transversal challenge, the key to get funds.