Workshop Horizon Europe

Workshop Horizon Europe

The specialized seminar “Unlocking Horizon Europe: Tips and Strategies for a Successful Proposal Development” aims to provide targeted advice and guidance for successful proposal writing in Horizon Europe. The seminar is implemented by the Smart Agro Hub, in collaboration with Beyond.

The seminar has been designed and organized by Thanos Karvounis, Innovation Grant Application Expert at Smart Agro Hub, with 15 years of experience in proposal development and numerous successful proposals. Indicatively, in just the last year and a half, he has brought 8 projects to the organizations he collaborates with.

The seminar is aimed at entrepreneurs, managers, proposal developers, researchers, and university professors who wish to increase their organization’s funding through research programs in Horizon Europe.

The seminar is divided in two parts, and the thematic sections are:

Part 1

Introduction to Horizon Europe – Basic knowledge I need before I start writing Topic selection criteria – Where will I download my proposal? Consortium composition methods – Where can I find the ideal partners? Proposal writing – What are the 3 sections of the template?

Part 2

Workshop on section 2 – How can I write a perfect impact section? Tips & Best Practices in Horizon Europe – What are the most common mistakes of proposal developers and how can I avoid them? Networking / visibility – How can I promote my organization?

The participation fee is €350 instead of €600 and priority will be given based on the order of registration until all available seats are filled. For Beyond exhibitors, there is an additional discount.

*If you are a Beyond exhibitor, don’t forget to mention it!

Horizon Europe is the 9th framework program for research and innovation of the European Union for the period 2021-2027, with a budget of 95.5 billion euros. Greece ranks 7th in Europe in terms of funding, as more than 500 Greek organizations (research institutions, SMEs, NGOs, etc.) have absorbed 650 million euros, creating tremendous opportunities for the development of innovative products and services. However, the program is extremely competitive, with success rates typically below 10%. Hundreds of thousands of working hours go to waste, as a proposal usually needs to be evaluated with an excellent rating to be funded.

Smart Agro Hub is a private smart farming company that operates as a skills center and spinoff of the Agricultural University of Athens. The company develops smart agriculture products and provides specialized services to the Greek agricultural sector for the past year. Despite its young age, Smart Agro Hub already runs 3 European research programs, securing 1 million euros in funding, and in the last month, it participated in 20 submitted proposals.