General guidelines

General guidelines

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All proposals will be submitted through the PENTA & EURIPIDES² Project Zone, with applicants being given a simple choice in terms of which programme they are submitting their project to. Evaluation processes will be organised and coordinated depending on how the project is submitted.

In case do not hesitate to get in touch with the PENTA - EURIPIDES² team to assist you in submitting your project proposal!

Project and Consortia characteristics

PENTA & EURIPIDES² support projects that can be set up quickly and implemented in a manner that matches the specific needs of the project objectives and the participants.

  1. Focusing on small, faster and flexible projects, PENTA & EURIPIDES² provide an opportunity to quickly take advantage of rapidly developing markets and their related value chains.
  2. PENTA & EURIPIDES² support projects with the optimum, not the maximum, number of partners to achieve the defined goal in the most effective time frame, including non-European expertise when necessary.
  3. In all projects, partners from a minimum number of two countries covering at least an essential section of the total value chain are required. One country must be a EUREKA Member and another one either a EUREKA Member/Partner country or a EUREKA Associated Country.
  4. Project consortia can be composed of representatives from large industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research institutes, universities and user organisations (profit or non-profit).
  5. PENTA & EURIPIDES² projects are industry driven, technically innovative and business oriented.
  6. Detailed guidelines on the requirements for a project are contained in the Project Outline and Full Project proposal templates that can be accessed in the PENTA & EURIPIDES² Project Zone.

Two-stage Call process

  1. Producing a Project Outline (PO):

The PO gives a short overview of a project, mainly to describe the project goals, innovation, targeted business impact and consortium. Project Outlines positively evaluated are invited for the second stage.

  1. Producing a Full Project Proposal (FPP):

The FPP describes the project plan and how the project will be executed and managed. Approved FPPs will receive the label.

Public Authorities

National Public Authorities are fully involved in the evaluation and labelling of projects. After labelling (or earlier dependent on national procedures), partners can apply for funding through their National Public Authorities.