Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.
The Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for research and innovation aims to foster ideas, growth and jobs for Europe's future. It breaks from the past by bringing together all existing support for european research projects, including the innovation-related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), into one single eu research funding programme.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest ever EU research and innovation programme and places more emphasis than ever on making sure that Europe’s promising ideas get from the laboratory to the market. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020 can now get EU sciences funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond.
Horizon 2020 funds high-potential innovation through a dedicated SME instrument, which offers seamless business innovation support under the section Societal Challenges and the specific part Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEITs).
Provided with about € 3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition. Available to SMEs only, which can however organise a project in the way that best fits their business needs – meaning that subcontracting is not excluded – the new scheme has opened a new highway to innovation in SME through phased, progressive and complimentary support.
MOConsulting offers a wide range of services designed to help you find projects partner, examine the options for helping SMEs and R&D institutes to create partnerships and consortia, and to participate jointly in Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
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My name’s Marek Oleszkowicz. I studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld (Germany), Kaplan Aspect in Sydney (Australia) finally graduated from University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow (Poland) with a Master’s degree in economics. I have completed my PhD study at Warsaw School of Economics and I was supposed to finish my thesis few months ago but life happened marriage, baby, etc.
Before starting MOConsulting, I have been working with EU fundraising for small and medium-sized companies, universities and research institutes preparing for them in the last 8+ years over 100 feasibility studies/business plans.
I was involved in the following projects as project member:
I work with fast-growing and entrepreneurial companies ready to cooperate with research institutions in scope of their research and development activities.
The dedicated SME instrument supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target in Horizon 2020 calls.
The SME Instrument offers small and medium-sized businesses the following:
MOConsulting helps clients to drive innovation from the bench through the commercialization pipeline. Co-operation between industry and science is considered one of the most important elements of the innovation system due to its expected positive effect on a company’s innovative potential.
My services include:
During the last 8+ years, MOConsulting have had the opportunity to work with a number of organisations across public and private sector.
My client base includes: