Ideal-ist is holding a proposal check event for ICT & related calls in Horizon 2020 with a January 2020 deadline. The event will take place on 8 January 2020 (and 7 or 9, to accomodate additional proposals, if needed) in Rome, Italy (hosted by APRE), but proposers will be able to participate remotely, as well.
Full proposal check events offer proposers a chance to improve the quality of project proposals based on feedback from experienced external experts and national contact points (NCPs). The event aims to transfer useful knowledge and increase proposers' chances for funding.
Interested proposers will provide a good first draft of their proposal for the selected ICT call topic (see the list below) and receive qualified feedback from experienced evaluators immediately during the proposal check session. The session consists of the evaluators reading the proposal and a feedback round.
It will be possible to receive additional consulting by experienced NCP staff.
Ideal-ist will offer a remote evaluation for selected participants. Experienced evaluators will sit in Brussels and meet with proposers via Skype. The remote nature will require that proposals are sent electronically.
All participating experts will sign a confidentiality declaration.
There are a limited number of slots for this event, so early applications are encouraged!
Selection of participants
Proposers who apply to participate at the event go through a case-by-case selection process. After their expression of interest via an online form, they will be contacted in the following days to assess the degree of completion of their proposals. Short-listed candidates will be invited based on the available places and the submission of a final draft of their proposal.
- The deadline for expression of interest is 18 December 2019.
- The deadline for sending the final draft that will be reviewed will be 3 January 2020.
Who can attend?
The event will support proposals for ICT calls under H2020, with a deadline in January 2020. Admission to the event is for the coordinator (i.e. one person, mandatory) plus one representative from a project partner institution (i.e. one optional person). In exceptional cases, the coordinator may name a proxy to attend.
The evaluators on-site do not check the eligibility of the proposers to submit a proposal for the topic. Therefore it is strongly recommended that the proposers have an abstract of their proposal checked by their National Contact Points (NCP).
The event is free of charge, however, slots are limited. Ideal-ist does not refund travel expenses for the proposers.
Expressions of interest can be submitted by the coordinators until 18 December 2019 via the online registration form: https://forms.gle/P62mwWis7wRnx7SV6
Please note that, if selected, you will have to submit your final draft before 3 January.
Which calls are supported?
The event will support proposals for the following Horizon 2020 calls with a deadline in January 2020:
- Information & Communication Technologies (H2020-ICT-2018-2020)
If time slots are available, Ideal-ist will consider other ICT related calls, such as:
- EuroHPC call:
Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base (H2020-JTI-EuroHPC-2019-1: deadline 14/01/2020)
- Digitising and Transforming European Industry focus area:
Industrial Sustainability (H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020: deadline 05/02/2020)
- ICT in Societal Challenge 3 call:
Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy (H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020: deadline 15/01/2020)
- ICT in other Societal Challenges
List of Relevant Topics
Work Programme Part: Information and Communication Technologies
Call: H2020-ICT-2018-2020 - Information and Communication Technologies
- ICT-38-2020: Artificial intelligence for manufacturing
- ICT-42-2020: 5G PPP – 5G core technologies innovation
- ICT-44-2020: Next Generation Media
- ICT-50-2020: Software Technologies
- ICT-51-2020: Big Data technologies and extreme-scale analytics
- ICT-54-2020: Blockchain for the Next Generation Internet
- ICT-56-2020: Next Generation Internet of Things
Additional full proposal check events will be held one month before the deadlines for subsequent ICT calls (i.e. in March, for the April deadlines)
Call for External Experts
Are you an external expert experienced in Horizon 2020 evaluations? Ideal-ist welcomes your support for this and our other types of events we organise! Please indicate your interest to the email address below: