A Practical Approach to

Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing

When? 27-28 September 2018 | Where? Brussels, Belgium

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Are you preparing proposals targeting the new 2018-2020 Work Programmes?
Learn from examples of approved R&D and Innovation projects under Horizon 2020.

You cannot join us in Brussels? No problem, we can deliver this course at your premises (in-house).

Click here if you are interested in our SME Instrument course instead.


The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – HORIZON 2020 – came into force in 1 January 2014 and its first calls for proposals were already published since 11 December 2013. Just like with every newly established Framework Programme, the financial rules and regulations governing Horizon 2020 have changed a lot!

Compared to the previous Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), Horizon 2020 intends to cut the red tape… but competition has tripled and its success rate turned out to be extremely low (11%).

Nevertheless, the key questions are:
– What have you learnt about Horizon 2020 since the first approved projects were published?
– How to write innovative and effective Horizon 2020 proposals with above-average chances to win?

Now that the new Work Programme 2018-2020 is published, many doors are open for EU and non-EU universities, research institutes and industries (SMEs and Large Enterprises) to tap the EU funding pots. From broad to more narrow calls for proposals, competition in Horizon 2020 in 2018-2020 is likely to be similar to 2014-2017.

Your major benefit of this 2-day intensive training? The answer is simple…
An opportunity to assimilate every crucial information about Horizon 2020, as well as practical tips on how to prepare an excellent Horizon 2020 proposal based on real-life project examples, lessons learnt from our experts and hands-on-approach exercises.

Bring your project ideas and discuss them with our experts during the course!



Ms. Daniela Gomes
CEO at Octopux Consulting



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895 € (VAT applicable for exceptional cases)


  • Training material (both printed & digital versions)
  • Refreshments and coffee breaks
  • Lunch at the venue
  • Certificate of participation


  • Professionals from all sectors who have been participating in FP7 projects
  • Professionals from all sectors who intend to participate in Horizon 2020 for the first time 
  • Professionals from all sectors who are already experienced in Horizon 2020 and would like to improve their bid writing skills aiming at increasing their chances of developing a winning proposal
  • Professionals from all sectors: academia, research institutes, SMEs, large industries, NGOs, clusters, etc.


Full details will be sent after your registration.


  • «Very professional and I enjoyed a lot this workshop, delivered by an extremely energetic and highly knowledgeable expert. Congratulations!»

    Prof. Mónica Cervantes Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, MEXICO
  • «A very good course and I especially appreciate the detailed but well-organised documentation, as well as the practical experience of an evaluator and bid writer like Daniela Gomes.»

    Prof. Daniela Popescu Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
  • «The training course was very interesting and fully in line with my expectations. Excellent real-life examples, very good presentations and availability of Daniela to share her experience.»

    Charlotte Rix Nicolajsen ARDI Rhône-Alpes, FRANCE
  • «Excellent training! I really liked it and I will recommend it.»

    Levent Erkan WYG Turkiye, TURKEY
  • «A very interesting and useful training course.»

    Bojana Bursac University of Belgrade, SERBIA
  • «Workshop with excellent practical examples and challenging exercises. Very positive impression overall.»

    Josep Seuba Seuba & Paris, SPAIN
  • «Very good training, lively and with many practical examples and tips. Thank you!»

    Lola Lyberopoulou EEO Group, GREECE
  • «I found the course very interesting, full of concrete examples and (although lasting for 2 days) very complete. I will recommend it for sure.»

    Elena Gatti Università degli studi di Pavia, ITALY
  • «Fast-paced, informative, funny: 16 hours of great information. Excellent training course! Thanks, Daniela.»

    Ingrid Heinrich Global Footprint Network, SWITZERLAND
  • «Nice and informal environment. Well prepared training material and Daniela presents high qualities as a speaker, proposal writer and evaluator.»

    Lukas Ponechal Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), CZECH REPUBLIC
  • «Many, many thanks for your efforts! It was a very informative and useful course of work. If I find the opportunity to use your services again, I will not hesitate.»

    Chris Tompsett Coventry University, UNITED KINGDOM
  • «I would definitely recommend this course, and it has given me insights into the proposal writing process and Horizon 2020 in general.»

    Dr. Saga Johansson GE Healthcare, UNITED KINGDOM
  • «Excellent training course. Very well organised and essentially very business-oriented and highly practical. The experts have a great level of knowledge and experience that will help us structure competitive proposals aligned with the objectives of Horizon 2020, also thanks to the tips they offer during the training session. Thank you.»

    Miguel Toscano Competir, PORTUGAL
  • «A good course presented by experts who have a practical knowledge of the programmes.»

    Paul Matthews Invest in Northern Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
  • «I really enjoyed this course, and despite already knowing something about Horizon 2020, I liked the way everything was structured. I can best describe this course as great value for money!»

    Dr. Ana Catarina Gomes Biocant, PORTUGAL
  • «Great overview of the new programme Horizon 2020. Excellent insight into proposal writing and evaluation by experienced proposal writers!»

    Aoife Shanley National University of Ireland Maynooth, IRELAND
  • «Trainers well versed in Horizon 2020 and other EU funding programmes and arrangements. Well organised workshop documents and presentation formats, where the experts showed real-life examples to illustrate the application to such programmes.»

    Drew Knight University of Waterloo, CANADA

895€ (excl. VAT)


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