European programs – and in particular Horizon 2020, with a budget of EUR 80 billion until 2020 – constitute
one of the largest innovation markets in the world and a unique opportunity
for international affirmation for Portuguese organizations.
We guarantee expert services to define and implement the international growth strategy of your organization,
including participation in European projects and support to the internationalization process.
Assistance in framing ideas from customers in tenders and topics selected on the basis of a higher probability of success, with a view to prepare applications as a promoting agent or coordinator
Definition of rational/base idea of the project and conductive line (focus on differentiation)
writing technical part of the proposal (scientific excellence – impact – implementation) in conjunction with the organisation and with other partners
Identification of key partners and support the establishment of a multidisciplinary and competitive consortium
Projection of the overall budget of the proposal and coordination/negotiation with other partners
Identification of international consortia in formation phase, consistent with the profiles of customer organisations, enhancing their integration as partner in these consortia
Creation of a European profile Horizon 2020 for the promotion of the organisation together with consortia/potential partners
Surveillance of project opportunities consistent with the organisation’s profile – interaction with consortia in formation phase
Mediation between the customer organisation and the coordinating entity in order to formalize the integration of the consortium
Support in designing all the necessary material for the application file, to ensure that the submission is successful
If your organization is acting as a coordinating entity of a project, we follow the financial and administrative management of the entire project, as well as the collaboration with the other partners. We have the capacity to intervene in the preparation phase of the project audit, if necessary
If your organisation is acting as a Partner entity of a project, we provide support in financial and administrative management of your organisation in said project, in accordance with the respective rules of the program and the procedures defined by the coordinator
An external view of experts on European projects can be essential to increase the success (approval) of the proposals.
We provide a service to pre-review applications oriented towards proposals that are already in the final stage of writing. In addition to a rigorous and detailed evaluation which follows the same methodology and evaluation criteria defined by the European Commission (ESR), we outline a plan about the points that should be improved in order to enhance the potential approval of the proposal.
This review is performed by our team of experts who regularly participate as external evaluators of the European Commission in different programs and areas (ITN, RISE, Transport, ICT, NMP, among others).
We carry out field research and data collection to characterize the market cross-wise (or identify potential target markets) and define the best entry strategy for each company.
In order to deepen the understanding of target markets and explore networking opportunities, we organize corporate missions and destinations that offer the greatest potential to achieve business.
We define a road map with financial mechanisms available in destination countries (considering the characteristics and objectives of each customer), thus reducing the risk associated with the investment.
We have a comprehensive network of international partners that allows us to act as a facilitating agent in establishing strategic partnerships for the internationalization process of companies.