There are five requirements that companies should take into account when applying for direct grants from the European Commission:
The company must be aligned with EU strategies. Therefore, in relation to these strategies, it is essential that one of the keys to obtaining this aid is the development of products or services that provide solutions to different environmental, social, economic and even technological problems that have an impact on society in general.
Showing the market advantages over the competition through products or services that are disruptive and innovative and that have technological components that no one has developed so far.
At Euro-Funding we are experts in European grant consultancy. We can take over all or part of the management of a project both at the level of consortium projects and projects for a single applicant.
Our team of experts can assist and advise on all administrative tasks related to European grants such as establishing administrative management guidelines, compliance and monitoring of grant requirements, periodic and final reporting and preparation for audits.
At Euro-Funding we assist numerous academic researchers by reviewing their grant applications associated with Pillar I lines of the Commission (Excellent Science). For example, we carry out reviews for the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Curie actions (ITN, IF, RISE,…).
What are European funds?
The grants from the European Commission can be up to 100 million euros for a single project, a much higher amount than can be obtained at the national level, although it is true that there are stricter requirements for obtaining them and a high level of competition.
These funds are managed jointly by the European Commission and the EU countries through partnership agreements, which in turn lead to investment programmes that channel funding to the different regions and projects in the relevant policy areas.
Find out if your company is eligible for European funding
There are five requirements that companies should take into account when applying for direct grants from the European Commission:
Have a credible and sustainable business plan based on their market. This business plan must provide a strategy that allows companies to make money and ensure that they have a high exploitation potential of the product that will allow them to grow in the medium and long term and also generate employment. All products or services offered by companies, regardless of their sector or area, must have a digitalisation component.
They must respond to environmental components, gender balance, circular economy, among many other things, and all of them must manage to involve the citizen in their activity in order to achieve greater coverage of their project.
UP TO EUR 100 MILLION FOR A SINGLE PROJECT
We analyse the financing possibilities of your projects without obligation.
How can we help you to get European funding?
It is essential to have specialists to guide you and help you manage the European Commission grants, and to ensure that your company meets the requirements established for processing these grants, which, if granted, can bring great benefits to your business.
At the Euro-Funding consultancy firm, we provide support throughout the entire grant application process. Our team and network of collaborators are aware of the current regulations and policies, the changing rules and the requirements established by the funding bodies.
At Euro-Funding we support you throughout the entire grant application process.
Identification and selection of opportunities
Comprehensive, baseline analysis of funding possibilities and preparation of a customised roadmap for our clients providing information on subsidies and funding possibilities.
We assist in the process of writing the proposal in line with the objectives and requirements of the programme. We walk with the consortium all the way through the preparation of the proposal, providing our knowledge of the call and the conditions to apply.
- Technical and market feasibility assessment to check the maturity of the project for the selected grant and verify compliance with the requirements of the funding body regarding the project implementation period.
- Support in the preparation of the Excellence and Implementation sections.
- Coordination of the preparation of the Impact section.
- Support in the search for suitable partners.
- Definition of the budget with the coordinator.
- Drafting and submission of the complete online documentation.
At Euro-Funding we recommend bringing in an experienced specialist consultant who can monitor deadlines, compile reports in a timely manner and coordinate the necessary actions so that companies can fully focus on the other (scientific and developmental) aspects of their project.
Activities we carry out:
- Revision of the project proposal according to EC comments.
- Support in the preparation of administrative and financial documents.
- Support in all communications with the EC.
During the project management phase:
- Elaboration of technical and financial monitoring tools.
- Financial monitoring every 6 months.
- Support in the elaboration of Periodic and Final Reports (Technical and Financial).
- Support in the elaboration and presentation of modification requests.
- Advice on administrative and financial issues, Programme procedures, etc.
- Compliance and monitoring of the Programme requirements.
- Support in the management of the F&T Portal.
- Support in the elaboration of deliverables according to EC quality requirements: editing (if requested) and submission through the F&T portal.
Search for consortium partners
We help you build a winning consortium by connecting clients and projects with our global network of SMEs, companies, researchers, universities, government institutions and others:
- Supporting the development of the partner profile
- Identification of coordinators and partners
- Organisation of matchmaking meetings
- Follow-up of the partner’s contribution to the proposal
Critical review of proposals
A tailor-made service adapted to your needs and resources:
- Detailed analysis of the specificities of the call for proposals
- State of the art technology (excellence)
- Policy context
- Business plan analysis
- Budget review
- 1 to 3 critical readings prior to submission
Strategic positioning service in EU programmes
Increasing your participation in EU programmes:
- Development of the positioning strategy
- Definition of the funding roadmap (biannual)
- Identification of key coordinators
- Analysis and recommendations on EU platforms, partnerships and partnerships of interest to be involved in
- Organisation of the agenda of meetings across Europe
Identification and participation in relevant events
- Tailor-made trainings on EU programmes and EU positioning
- Intellectual Property: Advice on the intellectual and industrial property of assets as well as support in the dissemination and exploitation of results by third parties.
- Data Protection: Design and review of compliance obligations and privacy implications that may affect regulatory feasibility.
- Cybersecurity: Advice on technology: cybersecurity, ethics, blockchain, algorithms, digital identity, digital signature, etc.
- Compliance: Design and advice on ethics and compliance processes and policies.
- Consortium Agreement: Preparation, adaptation of clauses, support in negotiation and proposal of alternatives.
- Amendments: Taking appropriate action in case of changes to the work plan or consortium agreement and informing the grant provider when appropriate and preparing amendments to the contract when necessary and appropriate.
We collaborate in the dissemination of project results including positioning and visibility in the ecosystem of public funds.
- Promotion in EU R&D&I funding instruments
- Financial aspects in Horizon Europe
- Horizon Europe proposal writing
- Technical and financial guidance on R&D&I projects
- Feasibility studies
- Overall project management (PMO) and monitoring
- Elaboration of business models, including business plans and preparation for pitching to investors
- Advice on raising private capital
- Innovation management
Contact our EUROPEAN FUNDS consultancy
Guaranteed success in obtaining grants and subsidies
Main European subsidies
The European Union’s current research and innovation programme, with a budget of €95.5 billion for the period 2021-2027, builds on the Strategic Plan adopted in March 2021 to set the EU’s research and innovation priorities.
This new programme is structured around three main pillars:
PILLAR 1: Excellent Science
Marie Sklodowska Curie
Providing researchers with knowledge and skills through mobility and training.
European Research Council (ERC)
Funding to support excellent researchers and their teams.
Research Infrastructures Programme
PILLAR 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
PILAR 3: Innovative Europe
European Innovation Council
Actions for the European Innovation Ecosystem:
It contributes to the development of an effective innovation ecosystem at the European Union (EU) level and fosters cooperation, networking and the exchange of ideas and knowledge, developing national, regional and local innovation ecosystems.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT Digital, EIC Climate, EIT Innoenergy, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Culture and Creativity
European Public-Private Partnerships
European partnerships are initiatives in which the EU, together with public and private partners, commit to jointly support the development and implementation of a research programme and innovation activities in a particular area.
This horizontal pillar is cross-cutting and complementary and aims to promote the exchange and networking of researchers and scientific institutions to mitigate the uneven distribution of R&D capabilities within the EU.
In Horizon Europe, the EU will adopt 5 EU missions as a commitment to solve major societal challenges: 1/ Adaptation to climate change, including social transformation 2/ Cancer 3/ Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters 4/ Climate-neutral and smart cities 5/ Soil health and food.
Other European programmes outside Horizon Europe
The LIFE programme is the only European R&D&I funding programme dedicated exclusively to financing activities with environmental and climate objectives. Since 1992, more than 900 LIFE projects have been approved in Spain and 5,400 throughout the European Union.
The Innovation Fund aims to contribute to the EU’s economic recovery in an environmentally sustainable way, helping companies to invest in clean energy and industries and boost their economic growth, create new local jobs and generate a competitive advantage for the EU’s industrial sector.
It is a nuclear research and training programme with an emphasis on continuous improvement of nuclear safety, security and radiation protection. It complements the achievement of Horizon Europe’s objectives, including in the context of the energy transition, and contributes to the implementation of the European fusion roadmap.
Digital Europe Programme
New EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations. This programme supports projects in five key capacity areas: in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills and ensuring a broad use of digital technologies in the economy and society.
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
It supports the development of high-performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. In addition to grants, the CEF offers financial support to projects through innovative financial instruments such as guarantees and project bonds.
Interreg programmes aim to promote territorial cooperation between regions and countries to contribute to their economic and social development and to tackle border obstacles. The new Interreg 2021-2027 has a total budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027.
Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. For the period 2021-2027, the programme puts special emphasis on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.
European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFF)
EMFAF supports the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the EU Maritime Policy and the EU agenda for international ocean governance. It provides support for the development of innovative projects to ensure the sustainable use of aquatic and marine resources.
EU4Health Programme (EU4H)
The health programme represents an ambitious response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but goes beyond crisis response to address the resilience of European health systems.
Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
The Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) provides funding for high quality research, pilot and demonstration projects, which support the competitiveness and sustainability of future low-emission industries in line with the European Green Pact.
Just Transition Mechanism
The Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) is a key tool to ensure that the transition to a climate-neutral economy happens in a fair way, leaving no one behind. As part of the European Green Deal, the Just Transition Mechanism provides resources to meet the challenge of the transition process towards the Union’s 2030 climate target and the Union’s 2050 climate neutrality goal.
Single Market (SMP)
With a budget of EUR 4.2 billion over this MFF, the Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, the competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics.
Programme to support R&D-intensive SMEs in the development of market-oriented transnational projects. Eurostars integrates specific improvement measures with the aim of reducing procurement times, cutting administration and achieving greater synchronisation and integration of funding.
Eureka Clusters are international industry-led communities that focus on strategic technology areas that aim to meet market needs and solve economic, technological and societal challenges.
Participate in community activities, access funding and collaborate on near-market projects.
It is a funding programme with calls for (sometimes thematic) projects with countries outside our network. You can benefit from collaboration with organisations working in a variety of leading and emerging markets.
The Network project programme facilitates collaboration between organisations in Eureka countries by offering the freedom to design your project proposal and build your ideal consortium. With limited eligibility criteria and minimal paperwork, participation accelerates your access to public funding.
Why trust our European funds consultancy?
Integrated management/ 360° : Support throughout the process
At Euro-Funding we offer support throughout the entire process of identifying, processing and justifying grants. If you have a project and you are looking for grants or subsidies to finance it, contact us and maximise the return on each project.
Around 200 engineers with financial training make up the Euro-Funding team, spread across Europe.
Network of partners
More than a decade developing a continuous institutional work collaborating with different European organisations, economic agents, sectorial associations, etc.
These alliances have led to different joint initiatives such as the organisation of events around Europe, the preparation of sectoral reports, etc. Our long experience in the world of public funding has allowed us to maintain a close relationship with the Administration and the bodies that manage the different public funds.
We develop a continuous institutional work collaborating with different state and autonomic organisms, economic agents, sectorial associations, business schools and Technological Centres.
At Euro-Funding we have developed our own Integrated Management System consisting of: ISO 9.001 Quality, ISO 14.001 Environmental, ISO 50.001 Energy Management and Information Security Management 27.001.
We are subscribed to the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environmental protection and anti-corruption, complying with the ten Principles of the Compact, as established in its Code of Ethical Conduct.
We have been calculating and registering our Carbon Footprint in the Registry of the current Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge since 2014, maintaining a constant reduction of emissions.
We have the seal awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya through ACCIÓ. It identifies professionals with the most suitable profile to offer personalised and expert support to companies through ACCIÓ’s aid programmes.
Experience and results
More than 20 years defining the optimal structure for each European project and maximising funding possibilities.
We carry out an exhaustive diagnosis of the innovative potential and draw up a roadmap with ad hoc information on funding possibilities.
In addition, we assign the best experts in our team to guarantee a winning project.
Applications for grants processed in the last year:
- EIC Accelerator
- EIC Pathfinder
- EIC Transition
- ERC-Proof of Concept
- Innovation Fund
We prepare the winning proposal in full compliance with the objectives and requirements of the grant programme.
More than 200 professionals with more than 15 years of experience in the exclusive management of European funds.