Horizon Europe Intelligence & Proposal Development Workshop

This workshop will be a 2 stage training for all ICC, HGF and IFA members.

1. Training Day

Horizon Europe: what's new - what's not?

  • Introduction to Horizon Europe
  • Differences and similarities to Horizon 2020
    • Policy wise
    • Work programme structure, eligibility criteria, proposal template
  • Introduction to relevant topics and Horizon Europe funding schemes
    • Key Strategic Orientation B - Restoring Europe’s ecosystems and biodiversity, and managing sustainably natural resources and Horizon Europe Cluster 6
    • Relevant Horizon Europe missions and partnerships
Planned Output: Knowledge of Horizon Europe and relevant funding schemes

Call selection:

  • Presentation of pre-screened selection of suitable calls from the (draft) Work Programme for Cluster 6
  • Identification of potential coordinators & partners (moderated exercise)
Planned Output: List of relevant calls & interested partners

2. Training Day

Preparatory Work

  • Develop ideas, initial concept & questions
Planned Output: Initial ideas for the proposal

Pre-Proposal Development:

  • In-depth call analysis
  • Development of objectives
  • Development of basic work package structure
Planned Output: Pre-Proposal for further elaboration

Our trainers are:

Daniel Spichtinger, Independent expert 

Core Competences: EU research policy, open access and FAIR data, EU Horizon 2020 proposal writing


See Daniel Spichtinger's full profile here
  • Since 2018 Senior expert on EU research policy & projects / open science specialist (self-employed)
  • Since 2018 Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft Grants Service (part time employment)
  • Since 2018 Lecturer on EU Project Development at the FH Campus Wien and University of Vienna (part time)
  • 2012 - 2018 European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Senior Policy and Project Officer for Open Access
  • 2008 - 2011 RTDS Group, EU Dissemination & Project Consultant
  • 2007 Milestones Project Manager
  • 2001 - 2002 Master of European Studies / Contemporary European Politics, University of Bath
  • 1995 - 2000 Master in English, combination of Media Studies & History, University of Vienna

Rainer Svacinka, CEO Sumo Technologies GmbH

Core Competences: Research project management, European and national research funding schemes (Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, European Commission Framework Programs)

See Rainer Svacinka's full profile here
  • Since 2018 Founder & CEO at Sumo Technologies, GmbH
  • Since 2018 Lecturer on Research Project Management at the FH Campus Wien and University of Vienna
  • 2010 IPMA Certified Project Manager
  • 2007 - 2017 Consultant and Project Manager for RTDS, ICC, BetaTechnology, Boku
  • Coach in the IPMA Coaching and Mentoring Program
  • Evaluator for the Young Project Manager Award in Austria
  • Current projects include: several Erasmus+ projects & ASKFOOD Knowledge Alliance
  • MSc in food and biotechnology from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Who should attend this webinar?

This webinar will be of great interest anybody who wants to get familiar with the new Horizon Europe Programme and sees this as a chance to meet potential consortia partners for a proposal.

What will you learn about?
Participants will gain knowledge about the Horizon Europe Programme and relevant funding schemes. They will meet potential project partners and elaborate together a list of relevant calls and interested partners.

On day 2 all interested parties elaborate together initial ideas for future proposals and start drafting pre-proposal(s) for further elaboration.

Part 1: 28 April 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:30/13:00 PM CEST (Vienna)

Part 2: 07 May 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:30/13:00 PM CEST (Vienna)


Part 1: Free for ICC, HGF and IFA Members | € 50 for Non-Members

Part 2: € 150 for ICC, HGF and IFA Members | € 250 for Non-Members

Please note: 
you need to register for each part separately!

PS: As ICC Member you can join part 1 of this webinar free of charge. In case you did not receive your discount code, please contact the ICC Headquarters!