Horizon 2020 Financial Documents

Guide on beneficiary registration, validation and financial viability check


Financial Viability Self-Check

The Commission provides this user-friendly electronic tool for applicants so that they could simulate the financial viability check of their organisation for their own information. The tool uses the ratios described in the "Rules on verification of existence, legal status, operational and financial capacity".

Is your organisation already registered? Search PIC

The Commission has an online register of the beneficiaries participating in the EU research and innovation or education, audiovisual and cultural programmes. This allows consistent handling of the beneficiaries' official data and avoids multiple requests for the same information.

If you want to participate in a project proposal, your organisation needs to be registered and have a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC) that is the unique identifier of your organisation and will be used as a reference by the Commission in any interactions.

The SME instrument

The SME instrument has been designed specifically for single or groups of highly innovative SMEs with international ambitions, determined to turn strong, innovative business ideas into winners on the market. The instrument provides full-cycle business innovation support from the stage of business idea conception and planning (phase I) over business plan execution and demonstration (phase II) to commercialisation (phase III). Participants will be able to call on business innovation coaching for the duration of their project.
•Phase I (proof-of-concept): Explore the scientific or technical feasibility and commercial potential of your new idea in order to develop an innovation project, with the help of a € 50,000 grant, and receive more support in case of a positive outcome!
•Phase II (development & demonstration): Develop your sound, ground-breaking business idea further with the help of a grant in the order of € 1 to 2,5 million (Pay attention to unusual by each call) into a market-ready product, service or process!
•Phase III (go-to-market): Take advantage of additional EU support to enter the market successfully (no grants).
Funding rate 70 % (Pay attention to unusual by each call) “close to market projects” + indirect cost flat rate 25 % .

Factsheet: Rules under Horizon 2020

Simplification: a major feature of Horizon 2020;Dimensions of simplification

Funding of applicants from non-EU countries & international organisations


Beneficiary Register:SME Self-Assessment Guide


Commission Guidance on Guarantee Fund for Projects Published

Further information to project coordinators regarding the Fund itself and how it is managed by the Commission.

Adjustments in FP7 and Horizon 2020

Participation and funding under Horizon 2020 : entities from various territories mentioned in Article 355 TFEU


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