Public Funding Masterclass - your gateway to public funding in Europe!
When: from 3 to 31 March 2022
The TETRA Public Funding Masterclass program is composed of 5 highly valuable and practical webinars as well as 1-on-1 mentoring with industry experts.
The webinars cover a wide range of topics, starting from how to read open call texts and write a successful proposal to specific overviews on funding measures available in Europe. The duration of one webinar is approximately 2 hours involving both hands-on practical tasks, tips, and tricks as well as comprehensive information provided in lecture form.
As a bonus, all teams will also receive 2-3 hours of personalised mentoring in their chosen topic.
After finishing the Public Funding Masterclass your team will be able to make an informed choice on the next steps required in your funding journey!
Overview of the 5 webinars (more information below):
Webinar 1 “Understanding public funding options in Europe and how to decipher open call texts”
When: March 3 15-17.00 CET
Webinar 2 “EIC Accelerator - lifecycle and stage 1 application”
When: March 10 15-17.00 CET
Webinar 3 “(Secret) strategies on how to win a tender abroad”
When: March 17 15-17.00 CET
Webinar 4 “What is cascade funding and how to attract it?”
When: March 24 15-17.00 CET
Webinar 5 “Horizon Europe”
When: March 31 15-17.00 CET
Interested? Register HERE!
Susanna Albertini: FVA New Media Design partner from 1995, she has integrated her specialization in Psychology of work and business organization with multimedia and ICT supported communication.
Since 2000 she is involved as project manager and researcher in projects funded by the European Commission as expert in communication, stakeholder engagement, impact and valorization of research results, co-creation and creativity capacity building, and game-based training. Her main area of interest is sustainable circular bioeconomy, societal challenges with special focus on sustainable and inclusive growth.Susanna Albertini is/was involved in several EU funded projects, supporting the promotion, awareness raising, communication and stakeholder engagement of the Circular Bioeconomy. She is evaluator for the European Commission.
Marta Calderaro: joined APRE in 2013. Graduated in International Cooperation and Development Sciences, she held a post-graduation master’s degree on European Project Management and SMEs internationalization processes in 2012 and a post-graduation master at MIP Politecnico di Milano on Digital Transformation in 2021. In APRE, she is specialised in international cooperation in research and innovation, with specific focus on Information and Communication Technologies and emerging technologies. In this context, in 2021 she has been appointed as Competence Team Leader of Horizon Europe Cluster 4- Digital, Industry and Space. Her experience includes the participation on several projects aimed at improving scientific international cooperation between Europe, Mediterranean Countries and United States (ClusMED –FP7 project, PICASSO – H2020 project; SecureGas – H2020 project). Her experience encompasses project management (FETFX project coordinator – H2020), policy dialogue, communication, and stakeholder engagement activities (EFFECT – H2020 project).
Ivan Filus: is senior consultant in BIC Bratislava, EU project manager, innovation advisor, financial and administrative co-ordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Slovakia, Horizon Europe National Contact Point for EIC and EU Innovation Ecosystems for all successful EIC Accelerator beneficiaries in Slovakia.
Ivan is more than 25 years active in the EU Framework Programmes for research and innovation, project management, financial management, technology transfer, research and innovation policies and strategies, innovation management, SMEs development, business modelling, business planning, financing, regional development, pre-commercial procurement.
Robert Miskuf: optimist. Received €8.02M in EU/US grants. Managing two kids and a portfolio of projects worth € 39M EUR. Robert is the Founder and CEO of PEDAL Consulting and Tenderio. Robert has been involved in over 50 FP7/H2020 projects and coordinated several international tenders. Frequent speaker at high level events on public procurement organized by the European Commission or under the EU presidencies.
Innocent Mateeka: is a Project Manager in PEDAL Consulting and TENDERIO. As a trained lawyer, he has both the professional and technical competence to effectively execute extraterritorial projects. He holds a number of academic and professional qualifications which make him uniquely placed in the exercise of his duties.
Maria Pogodicheva: Project Manager in Innovation Stream at CIVITTA. Maria is actively helping startups to attract Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe funding including EIC Accelerator and Cascade Funding. She helped startups from many industries to attract grants ranging from 50K to 1M euro. Maria is also supporting startups in grant funded projects administration, so she knows how to design a good project from the beginning. In addition to funding attraction, Maria supports innovative startups in development business plans and global commertialization strategies (including unique value proposition validation, market research, business model development, financial modeling, sales and pricing strategy, investment attraction strategy, pitch preparation).
Kostas Giagtzoglou: Head of H2020/HE Projects at Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL, has strong professional experience in providing innovation management and support services to both industry and academia, with a view to animating and facilitating open innovation at national and international level. He coordinates and works alongside a multidisciplinary team of dedicated researchers and consultants towards meeting industrial and societal challenges under European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (R&I), all while also serving as Project Manager and Business Consultant in strategic R&I projects. Kostas holds many years of experience in the design, management and implementation of innovation studies and projects for the European Commission as well as R&I projects in the fields of innovation and research valorisation.
Konstantinos Bougiouklis: has over 24 years of experience (1998 – present) in providing innovation management services to research, industrial and public organisations at EU, national and regional level. Currently, Kostas is a Partner and Head of the International Projects & Studies Dpt. at Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL and is involved in the design and management of several on-going innovation-related EU initiatives and projects that cross-cut related research and innovation topics. Within his professional career, Kostas has acted as Coordinator, Advisor and/or Innovation Management Expert in more than 20 innovation-related EU Policy Studies, RTDI actions as well as CSA projects. Within this context, he has set up several formal and/or informal innovation networks at EU and International level addressing important business sectors (e.g. ICT, Health, Transport, Environment, etc.).
Kevin Trendafili: is a project manager at Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL, working in the Research and Innovation Policy Studies Department where he has been involved amongst others, in the conceptualisation and implementation of research and innovation projects and studies (incl. framework contracts) on behalf of the European Commission (EC). In this context, his professional experience encompasses a considerable track record in the exploration, design, preparation and execution of public tenders released from various Directorate-General of the EC (such as DG GROW, DG ENVIRONMENT, DG RTD, EASME, to name a few).
What will be covered
Speaker: External expert - Italian NCP APRE
o Overview of funding opportunities for SMEs/Startups in different programmes
o Differences between the programmes
o What is more suitable for your company?
o TIPS form a NCP
o Good practices/examples from SMEs/Startups already funder
o Reading a topic/call
o Benefits for SMEs/Startups
o Partner search/How to prepare a USP to be involved in other consortia/what to disclose/how to balance between protecting sensitive contents and being attractive for consortia (Maybe in collaboration with IPIL)
o How to describe logically your idea (Target beneficiaries/Strategic objectives/ Operational Objectives/ Impacts/ Communication/ Exploitation)
• Introduction to EIC Accelerator: Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations
• EIC Accelerator lifecycle: From short proposal, through full business plan and jury interview, to implementation and investment
• EIC Accelerator: results so far (statistics on the first 2 rounds of funding), typical projects, most attractive sectors
• Short proposal: 3 different parts (text, pitch presentation, video)
• Tips and tricks (incl. presentation of different approaches to video)
In the interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to learn what is tendering abroad, what is the difference between tenders and grants, what are the specific features of international and national tenders, how to identify the right opportunities for your business, how to build a strong consortium, how to write a competitive offer, what are the secret strategies on winning tenders abroad and also get some useful hints and tips on how to win your (first) tender abroad.
What will you get?
Cascade funding is a mechanism of the European Commission of allocating funds in order to support SMEs and start-ups in developing and implementing innovative digital solutions. The main idea of cascade funding is to simplify the procedures of financing by allowing the projects, that are already financed by the EU, to run open calls for financing smaller projects. Through this instrument start-ups and SMEs can attract from 20 000 to 500 000 euro for innovative product development.
• What is the cascade funding and how to find a right call for you?
• How is the cascade funding different from other Horizon Europe grants?
• How to prepare a successful cascade funding application?
• Which calls are open now?
Introduction to the Horizon Europe
● Work Plan
● Funding Scheme (RIA, IA, CSA)
● Info days and NCPs
The Funding and Tenders Portal
● PIC number
● Calls and Topics
● Partners Search
How to write a successful Horizon Europe proposal
Presentation of the template
● Part A
● Part B
● Tips and Tricks