/ Applicant universe

For you to get started on soft funding programmes from EU and Danish public funds, Grøn/Bruun has collected useful information. This page provides a sneak peek on some of the different possibilities, rules and criteria for funding, success rates and templates for proposals. Please ensure you have the full and latest updated information by visiting the funders’ websites and/or contact us for more information.

EU FUNDING INSTRUMENT

/ Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Action

    • PURPOSE: To secure EU’s global competitiveness and address the big societal challenges of today. Horizon 2020 is a means to drive economic growth and create jobs through international, collaborative and excellent science and groundbreaking innovation. SME’s are wanted! Find the calls here.
    • AMOUNT: Between EUR 0-20 mill. 100% funding + 25% overhead.
    • DURATION: 2-5 years
    • CRITERIA: Min. three legal entities from Horizon 2020 Member States must be involved.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: Max. 70 pages.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here (section 1-3) and here (section 4-5). NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different systems for applying.
    • Please contact us for further information.

/ Horizon 2020 – Innovation Action

    • PURPOSE: To secure EU’s global competitiveness and address the big societal challenges of today. H2020 is a means to drive economic growth and create jobs through international, collaborative and groundbreaking innovation projects with a string commercialization focus. SME’s are wanted! Find the calls here.
    • AMOUNT: Between EUR 0-20 mill. 70-100% funding + 25% overhead.
    • DURATION: 2-5 years
    • CRITERIA: Min. three legal entities from Horizon 2020 Member States must be involved.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: Max. 70 pages.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here (section 1-3) and here (section 4-5). NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different systems for applying.
    • Please contact us for further information.

/ Horizon 2020 – EIC Accelerator Pilot

    • PURPOSE: To provide financial support to high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and bring to the market new innovative products, services and business models that could drive economic growth and have the potential to scale-up. Find the calls here.
    • AMOUNT: Usually around EUR 2,5 mill. The funding comes in the format of a grant or blended finance. The latter is optional.
    • DURATION: Usually 2 years.
    • CRITERIA: Enterprises may apply alone.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: 30 pages followed by interview in Brussels.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here. NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different format.
    • Please contact us for further information.

/ EuroStars

    • PURPOSE: Development of new product, service or improvement of process in business in an innovative manner with a view to stimulating economic growth and job creation. See more here.
    • AMOUNT: Usually a budget for a Eurostars project is EUR 2M. Funding rate varies. Please contact us for more information.
    • DURATION: Up to 3 years.
    • CRITERIA: Min. two legal entities from Eurostars Member States. Min. one must be a SME.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: 60-80 pages.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here. NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different format.
    • Please contact us for further information.

 

 

DANISH FUNDING INSTRUMENTS

/ EUopSTART

    • PURPOSE: To facilitate Danish organisations participation in Horizon 2020 and other European funding programmes. This pre-fund can help facilitate the proposal writing process including covering expenses for salary, travel and external consultants.  Please find the call text and further important information here.
    • AMOUNT:  75.000 DKK is awarded Danish coordinators and 50.000 DKK is awarded Danish partners before submitting the proposal, based on 50% co-financing.
    • DURATION: Minimum 30 days and maximum two years.
    • CRITERIA: Name a topic for which you will apply.  The main evaluation criteria is the match between proposal and the topic you wish to apply for. The last rounds of EUopSTART had a success rate of about 80%.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: 3-5 pages.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here. NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different systems for applying.
    • Please contact us for further information.

/ InnoBooster

    • PURPOSE: InnovationFund Denmark focuses on companies with innovative projects requesting expertise and know-how in order to succeed. The good project could be to develop a new product, a new service or even radically improving a process that increases the competitiveness of your company and accelerates growth. New knowledge can come from universities, other scientific institutions and corporate development companies – even hiring a new employee with special competencies is possible. Please find the call text and further important information here.
    • AMOUNT: Up to 5M DKK in Innovation Fund investment based on a maximum of 33% co-financing. De minimis regulation apply depending on level of financing.
    • DURATION: Maximum two years
    • CRITERIA: Your company has to be a start-up or an SME. The proposal will be valued based on 1) Novelty, 2) Value creation and commercial potential, 3) Completion, and 4) Economic Efficiency.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: Approx 6 pages.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here. NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different systems for applying.
    • Please contact us for further information.

/ Grand Solutions

    • PURPOSE: To advance research, development, testing and validation of innovative solutions for the benefit of growth and employment in Denmark as well as to solve societal challenges. See more here.
    • AMOUNT: Defined in topic text (typically from 5-30M DKK). Innovation Fund Denmark provides 40-90% co-financing depending on type of activity and type of institution.
    • DURATION: Typically two to five years
    • CRITERIA: The proposal will be evaluated based on 1) Excellence – Quality of research and innovation, 2) Value creation, 3) Efficiency of project execution and 4) Implementation of results.
    • PROPOSAL LENGTH: Approx. 30 pages excluding appendices.
    • PROPOSAL TEMPLATE: Please get a sneak peek at the proposal template here. NB. Do not use this to make the proposal as different funders have different systems for applying.
    • Please contact us for further information.

OTHER RESOURCE

/ Horizon 2020 Dashboard

The European Commission has an excellent overview of submitted and funded proposals per area, country and institutions. Here you can identify projects within your area of interest. In addition, the dashboard has good data visualization features.

If you have any questions about how to use this don’t hesitate to contact Christian Walther Bruun (cwb@groenbruun.eu / +45 53 68 89 87). See the dashboard here.