Horizon 2020 is relevant to SMEs as it is to academia or large companies. However, smaller companies sometimes encounter obstacles to participation, such as fewer dedicated resources or less experience. Fit4H2020 allows Luxembourg SMEs to prepare a project proposal in a more confident and structured way, thereby increasing their chances to join highly visible, financially attractive, and innovative projects across most scientific and business domains.
With our support or alone, identify calls for proposals that match your company’s vision and objectives. You can then hand in the Declaration of Intention as soon as possible to inform us of your plans to submit a proposal.
After having submitted the proposal, you can then send the Application for Financial Contribution to benefit from the Fit4H2020 aid, by joining the eReceipt proving the submission of your proposal. The Fit4H2020 you will perceive corresponds to 5% of the requested financial contribution. You will benefit from the Fit4H2020 aid independently of the call results. Payment is managed by the Ministry of the Economy.
If Horizon 2020 funding can be a good fit for your company, consider these next steps:
Please bear in mind that, in order to benefit from the Fit4Horizon2020 scheme, the company should fulfil certain basic requirements. The company should:
In order to benefit from the Fit4Horizon2020 scheme as project participant, the company should, furthermore:
To make sure that the participation is well planned, please submit the Declaration of Intention at least one month (for SMEs that participate in a project) or two months (for SMEs that coordinate a project) before the call deadline. Late submissions can unfortunately not be considered.
Funding schemes that are eligible for this aid under Horizon 2020 are:
However, funding instruments such as "Coordination and Support Actions" (CSA), or any other instrument under Horizon 2020 that does not involve research and innovation activities are not eligible for the Fit4Horizon2020 aid scheme.
Certain restrictions apply to the grant of the Fit4Horizon2020 aid
The attribution of the Fit4Horizon2020 aid is subject to budget availability.
Contact your Horizon 2020 National Contact Point in Luxembourg today. Let us discuss your project idea together.
ncp.horizon2020 (at) luxinnovation.lu
(+352) 43 62 63 - 1
Please hand in the "Declaration of Intention" before the call deadline, and the "Application" after you have submitted your Horizon 2020 proposal, accompanied by all requested documents. Documents can be filled out on the screen and then printed or saved.
Step 1 - Declaration of intention
Inform us of your intention to submit a H2020 project proposal, either as coordinator (min. 2 months before call deadline), or as a participant (min 1 month before call deadline).Fit4H2020 declaration coordinator.docx Fit4H2020 declaration participant.docx
Step 2 - Application
After the call deadline, hand in the application to perceive the Fit4H2020 aid.Fit4H2020 Application.docx
Essential information on the scheme and the procedure to secure the aid. (Updated February 2016).Fit4H2020 Factsheet_Feb 2016.pdf