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For two days, Budapest turned into a start-up jamboree by having start-ups, tech companies, VCs, accelerators and incubators from the Magyar capital hosting breakfasts, office tours, workshops, hackathlons, meetups, trainings and professional lectures around the city. Having a good taste of the start-up ecosystem, attendees had a chance to meet the teams, founders and investors,… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Dissemination and exploitation of project results are an obligation for every Horizon 2020 beneficiary. Horizon 2020 funding, after all, is obtained via taxpayers’ money: therefore, the investment made by the European Union must be converted into socio-economic benefits for the society as a whole, in a transparent and accountable way.   Clearly, in certain instances… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

There is a standard mechanism in the Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation process (similarly to the previous framework programmes) that is not frequently discussed and covered compared to other aspects of the same sequence: the redress procedure. There are three possible outcomes of an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) sent by the EC to inform the consortium… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Go student entrepreneurs!

I had the chance to attend NACUE’s Student Enterprise Conference (SEC) at UCL on the weekend of February 20th-21st, which has been organised in partnership with our MY-WAY project. As some of you might remember, MY-WAY is about supporting young adults in becoming successful web entrepreneurs. The SEC was full of inspiring talks, practical workshops… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

One of the key priorities for the Cypriot government today is to restore economic stability and lead the country to a path of sustainable economic growth, and EU funding is acknowledged as an effective source of support to this end. Cypriot stakeholders have participated in high numbers in EU competitive programmes in the 2007-2013 period.… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs