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SME INSTRUMENT 2 DAYS TRAINING

Write a successful SME Instrument proposal!

Between 2014 - 2017, ECSIF Experts have been selected by the European Commission to evaluate the first SME Instrument Proposals on both Phase 1 and Phase 2. By analyzing hundreds of projects and studying in a doctoral research the results of over 20.000 applications on Horizon 2020, we've succeeded to identify the essential criteria of a winning proposal. After concluding the contract of evaluation on the SME Instrument, ECSIF designed a brand new training course that uses the findings of our doctoral research in Horizon 2020 SME Instrument projects. In 2017, we will transit from evaluation to training and consultancy to help innovative SMEs get a relevant insight on how to write a successful SME Instrument proposal and raise EU grants!

SME Instrument Day 1

09:00 – 10:30 The SME Instrument

Presentation of the SME Instrument:

  • General information about the program Horizon 2020, SME Instrument;
  • Presentation of the 3 phases of the program (purpose, sums, duration);
  • Presentation of the SME Instrument topics;
  • Dates for proposal submission on 2017;
  • Eligibility of projects and applicants;
  • Examples of successful Startups and SMEs;
  • Where & how to apply?
  • Q & A session at the end of the presentation.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Phase 1

Preparing a successful Phase 1 Application:

  • Analyzing the official template from EC (10 pages);
  • Understanding the importance of each element;
  • Tips on how to complete each part of the Phase 1 Application;
  • Official statistics on Phase 1 Applications.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 Phase 1

An example of Phase 1 Application drafted by ECSIF:

  • The Pareto Principle – identification of the 20% of the Application elements that generates 80% of its score;
  • Identify the criteria for success.

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Phase 1

Understanding the evaluation process of Phase 1 Applications:

  • How are the proposal evaluated?
  • Tips and recommendations from SME Instrument evaluators;
  • Improve the Phase 1 Application from the Evaluator perspective.

SME Instrument Day 2

09:00 – 10:30 Phase 2

Preparing a successful Phase 2 Application:

  • Analyzing the official template from EC (30 pages);
  • Understanding the importance of each element;
  • Tips on how to complete each part of the Phase 2 Application.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Phase 2

An example of Phase 2 Application drafted by ECSIF:

  • The Pareto Principle – identification of the 20% of the Application elements that generates 80% of its score;
  • Identify the criteria for success.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 Phase 2

Understanding the evaluation process of Phase 2 Applications:

  • How are the proposal evaluated?
  • Tips and recommendations from SME Instrument evaluators;
  • Improve the Phase 2 Application from the Evaluator perspective.

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Phase 3 & coaching

How to have a successful Phase 3 strategy:

  • The Horizon 2020 – Innov FIN Programme;
  • Where to find Phase 3 Financing for further development?
  • What are the additional services provided by EEN?
  • The importance and benefit of coaching.


The Trainers:

Dani & Diana Dumitrescu


DR. DANIEL DUMITRESCU
SME Instrument Trainer
Founder of European Center for Services Investments and Financing from 2000, Daniel has a complete professional experience in writing, evaluating and co-financing European projects. Since 2014, Daniel evaluated on behalf of the European Commission hundreds of SME Instrument Proposals and analyzed in a doctoral research program the data of over 20.000 SME Instruments results. Now, in 2017, Daniel returned to training and consulting with an updated course for entrepreneurs on the SME Instrument.

DR. DIANA DUMITRESCU
Innov FIN Trainer
Since joining European Center for Services Investments and Financing as Co-founder in 2014, Diana succeeded to extend the company expertise on European Financial Instruments. Her experience of over 14 years in the banking realm (ING, Volksbank, Venetto Banca, Eximbank, CEC Bank) and the results of her doctoral research in Horizon 2020 Innov FIN Financial Instruments, enabled ECSIF to deliver up to date trainings and consulting on Innov FIN for banks, guarantee funds and venture capital funds.

We will provide:


  • A welcome coffee (coffee, tea, fruit juice, pastry or cake);
  • "Business Lunch" (starter, main course,2DL of wine (red or white), mineral water and coffee included);
  • Classic coffee break in the afternoon;
  • A screen projector, beamer, unlimited wifi connexion;
  • A paperboard, desk-blotters, pencils, notepads, mineral waters.


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