Are you planning to prepare a project proposal for Horizon 2020 or any other EU funding scheme? We would be delighted to assist you. Our diversity has led us to support proposal varying from the research areas Life Sciences and Energy to ICT and everything in between. The accelopment team will help you with time-keeping tasks, such as creating a proposal preparation time-plan, administrative tasks, like registering the proposal in the Research Participant Portal, and financial tasks, for example calculating the project budget.

In collaborative projects like Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), Innovation Actions (IA) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSA), our tasks include:


  • Provision of templates according to new Horizon 2020 rules
  • Advice on the consortium composition and assistance in the acquisition of additional partners, if wished
  • Participation in preparatory meeting(s)
  • Submission of the proposal prior to the official deadline

Administration (Part A):

  • Registration of the proposal in the Research Participant Portal of the European Commission
  • Completion of the administrative online forms for all project partners
  • Provision of a document management system and collaborative workspace

Proposal document (Part B1, section 1-3):

  • Set up of the Work Plan and definition of Work Package Leaders jointly with the consortium (e.g. Work Packages, Deliverables, Milestones and Contingency Plan)
  • Revision and editing of the scientific parts of the proposal (e.g. Excellence section and Work Packages)
  • Drafting of the project specific non-scientific parts of the proposal (e.g. Management and Dissemination Work Packages, and management structures and procedures for the Implementation section)
  • Calculation of the project budget according to the H2020 financial rules (e.g. requesting each partner`s financial numbers and justifying the use of resources)
  • Development of figures and diagrams

Proposal document (Part B2, section 4-5):

  • Preparation and editing of the partner profiles (e.g. requesting each partner`s profile and adapting these to the project)
  • Set up and editing of the Ethics & Security sections
  • Support Letters of Advisory Board members or other external collaborators (e.g. providing templates, collecting these letters and integrating these into the proposal)

In Innovative Training Networks (ITN), notably European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) and European Joint Doctorates (EJD), we additionally take care of the following tasks:

  • Advice on and set up of the training programme
  • Elaboration of the related Training chapter based on partner input
  • Setting up of ETN specific structure for the Impact chapter, compilation of partner input regarding the job market for and employability of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)
  • Development of project specific dissemination, exploitation and communication strategies and measures
  • Completion of the mandatory tables in Part B1
  • Adaptation of partner profiles to the ITN specific requirements
  • Preparation and collection of the profiles and Letters of Commitment required from the Partner Organisations


At accelopment we have over 20 years of experience in proposal writing. For many years, we have been involved in the EU Framework Programme and are currently mainly working on Horizon 2020 proposals. And we are proud of the fact that proposals supported by accelopment have a higher chance of success than the general average. In 2017, more than 50% of “our proposals” were successful – from three approved ITNs to several collaborative projects.
Interested in our proposal writing services for your Horizon 2020 proposal or another EU funding scheme? Contact our experts Dr Jeanette Müller or Dr Johannes Ripperger to discuss your project idea and proposal plans.