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In-house Workshops

In-house workshops can be arranged at your organisation, more details...

Previous customers include:

Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre and VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands;  Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK; British Telecom (BT), UK;  German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany; Edinburgh University, UK; Euresearch, Switzerland
Brussels Workshops

Dates for the next Brussels workshop:

2 Day: Finance in Horizon 2020, 30 & 31 January 2018

Check the workshop schedule for all forthcoming Brussels events

Cambridge Workshops

Dates for the next Cambridge Workshops:

2 Day - Finance in Horizon 2020, 21 & 22 March 2018

Consortium Agreements for Horizon 2020, 11 April 2018

Coordinating Horizon 2020 Projects, 3 May 2018

Check the workshop schedule for all forthcoming Cambridge events

Singleimage Workshops

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Our Cambridge workshops are held at The Møller Centre (Churchill College University of Cambridge), about 2 kilometres from Cambridge city centre. Our Brussels workshops are held at Scotland House, which is centrally located in Brussels’ European Quarter and enjoys excellent transport links. Schuman metro station is less than a minute’s walk and Brussels Airport is only 15 minutes by train or 25 minutes by bus or car.

Singleimage workshops provide a quick and effective introduction to many aspects of European Union Research Programmes. Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced proposer trying to improve your success rate, or a project manager about to start your first EU project, our training can help you understand the challenges and opportunities ahead.  All our workshops are given in English.

Each workshop consists of lectures, practical exercises and feedback sessions, and provides lots of opportunities for questions and discussion.

The topics covered are: Finance in Horizon 2020; Coordinating Horizon 2020 Projects; Consortium Agreements for Horizon 2020 and Horizon 2020: Developing Winning Proposals

   

Finance in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 - the EU's new research and innovation funding programme - was launched at the end of 2013.  This workshop will explain the funding rules for the new programme, from budgets to eligible costs and on to cash flow. The workshop is aimed at finance and administration staff involved in EU research projects, with or without a background in earlier EU programmes. The workshop will consist of lectures and practical exercises, to be carried out in small groups with plenary feedback sessions. The workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time.

   


  

Coordinating Horizon 2020 Projects

This workshop is aimed at project coordinators, managers and administrators of EU collaborative research projects under the Research Framework Programme. It will show them how to:

  • prepare for managing the project: establishing the rules and processes for decision taking, creating a quality process to check deliverables, use of management websites and email lists to support communication, draft a project handbook plus templates for meeting agendas and reports, deliverables, and partner progress reports
  • interact with the European Commission in submitting progress reports and deliverables, gaining approval and payment, preparing for technical reviews and amending the grant agreement
  • work with the consortium to keep the project on schedule, submit reports on time, transfer budgets and work, handle poorly performing partners, and control the EU cash flow

 

The workshop focuses on collaborative research projects in the areas of Societal Challenges and Enabling and Industrial Technologies of Horizon 2020. Note: those requiring information on the financial aspects of Horizon 2020 should attend one of our Finance workshops.

 


    

Consortium Agreements for Horizon 2020

 A good consortium agreement can support effective project management and minimise risks to intellectual property rights (IPR). But what is a good consortium agreement? Should power to transfer budgets between partners rest with an elected board, or with a general assembly of all partners? Should affiliates have free access to the IPR generated in the project? Which takes priority: academic publication or commercial confidentiality? Should EC payments be distributed immediately, or only on proof of work done?

This workshop will explain the main features and options for consortium agreements for collaborative projects in Horizon 2020. It will compare various model consortium agreements and will cover the major terms of the EC grant agreement, which provides the context.

The workshop is aimed at those negotiating consortium agreements: research managers, advisors and contracts staff. Note: those requiring information on the financial aspects of Horizon 2020 should attend one of our Finance workshops.

 


    

Horizon 2020: Developing Winning Proposals

A winning proposal starts with firm foundations: the right topic, a practical workplan, and a consortium that can deliver not only the scientific results but also impact on society or the economy.  This workshop will give you a comprehensive insight into how to establish the foundations for a successful proposal.

The workshop will start with the evaluation process and criteria, the chief financial conditions including viability checks and guarantees, and rules on intellectual property rights.  The main part of the day will focus on the proposal itself, showing how a well designed project and consortium will meet the evaluation criteria.  Examples from real proposals will illustrate good and bad practise in presenting bids.  The workshop is aimed at researchers, research managers and advisors who have had some introduction to H2020 and now need to understand the full requirements.

 

Once you have attended one of our workshops we do not abandon you!  We provide an after-care service.  So, for example, if you can't quite remember how an EC ruling applies to your project, send us an email.  You will also receive a copy of our In-Touch with H2020 monthly publication.