Sunday, 18 September 2016 – ARRIVALS
7.30 p.m. Registration of Participants
8.00 p.m. Welcome Dinner Buffet

Monday, 19 September 2016 – DAY 1
9.00 a.m. – 9.30 p.m. Opening of the EU Grant Academy©
9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Attracting the EU Funding for Your Ideas – Overview of Requirements and Available Programmes

  • Key characteristics of grant funding
  • Understanding research, innovation and the innovation lifecycle – From concept to market
  • Why the Commission requires cooperative projects between researchers and industry?
  • Detailed overview of Horizon 2020:
    • Novelties compared to previous funding programmes: whole innovation cycle support, SME instrument, fast track to innovation, access to risk finance, openness to third country participation, teaming and twinning projects, simplified rules
    • H2020 structure: pillars, programmes, instruments, challenges and topics
    • The process of getting from idea to successfully completed project
    • Sources of information on Horizon 2020 – Finding and interpreting the programme and call documents
    • Understanding Horizon 2020 funding actions, selection and award criteria
    • Structure of a project application
  • Other funding sources for your organization: COSME, ERASMUS+, EUREKA and EUROSTARS

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 – DAY 2
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Making the Evaluator Champion Your Proposal for H2020 – Preparation of Research and Innovation Action Projects (RIA), Innovation Action Projects (IA)

  • Evaluation of the project idea in relation to the call requirements – Scope, type of activities, Technology Readiness Levels and expected impacts
  • How to successfully connect the project objectives to the call objectives?
  • Definition of the research problem
  • Is your project ambitious enough? – How to describe the progress beyond state of the art and innovativeness of your project
  • Is your project relevant enough? – How to define the expected impacts of your project, its indicators and plan the measures to maximize the impact
  • How to prepare a draft dissemination and exploitation plan

5.00 p.m. Organized Group Activity (appropriate to the weather conditions)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 – DAY 3
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Who does What? – Project Management, Project Partners, Consortium in H2020

  • Preparation of the Work Programme: Work Breakdown Structure Methodology
  • Preparing a good Work Programme – Tips and tricks
  • Importance of efficient project management for project’s success
  • Project Management structure
  • Roles and responsibilities of project management bodies
  • Project partners – Creating a successful consortium

Thursday, 22 September 2016 – DAY 4
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. We Need to Talk about the Finances – Preparation of the Project Budget and IT Solution in Horizon 2020

  • Eligibility of the project costs
  • Cost categories
  • Planning and preparation of the project budget
  • Tips & hints on budgeting – Which traps should be avoided
  • Justification of project resources
  • Preparation of project financial reports
  • An Innovative Online Application for Managing Grant Funded Projects in Organization and Minimized Irregularities and Errors, Presentation of EFAMT® and module for H2020

7.00 p.m. Organised Dinner with Traditional Slovenian Cuisine

Friday, 23 September 2016 – DAY 5
9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. The Day after the Night before – Signing the Grant Agreement with the European Commission, Administrative and Financial Management of the Project, Project Control and OLAF

  • Grant Agreement – Rights and Obligations of the Consortium
  • Consortium agreement – Protect your interest, Intellectual Property Rights
  • Administrative management of a project – How to make things go as smoothly as possible
  • Preparation of project periodic reports – How to convince the Project Officer you have done a good job
  • Project Technical Reviews – How to convince the reviewers that what you are doing is still worth the EU funding
  • Financial control and audit – What problems can occur?
  • The most common irregularities and examples of frauds in project finances found by OLAF

1.00 p.m. Training Course Evaluation Session
1.30 p.m. Award of Certificates and Official Closing of the EU Grant Academy©
2.00 p.m. Lunch and Departures


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