Research and Innovation actions (RIA) consists mainly of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution. Innovation actions consists mainly of activities directly aiming at producing plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes or services.

The process of constructing a successful Horizon 2020 RIA/IA grant proposal constitutes months of work in attending to the fine details of the Horizon 2020 RIA/IA requirements and expectations. This includes ensuring proposal pillars such as scientific excellence, implementation plan and expected impact are properly addressed.

Once your proposal is in its final stages, it is essential to verify that it attends to the unique Horizon 2020 RIA/IA aspects and to ensure smooth text flow. For this reason exactly, our team offers the Horizon 2020 RIA/IA Pre- Submission Standard Review which provides a detailed report about the way the project presentation is reflected in the eyes of experienced experts (with experience in actual Horizon 2020 reviews). Keeping the point of view of the reviewers is imperative for successful applications. In this review we will evaluate how the proposal text “feeds the reviewer”.

The Horizon 2020 RIA/IA Pre-Submission Standard Review also directly applies to Horizon 2020 Pathfinder (FET-Open) and Horizon 2020 Clinical Trials – both always implemented as RIA funding schemes.

Our team’s single review cycle, followed by the Q&A session, will verify that all essential elements are properly addressed, and that the proposal is formatted and presented “by the book”.

The outcome of our Pre-Submission Standard Review is a detailed report which covers both technical and conceptual aspects of your proposal.

The conceptual aspects we cover in the RIA/IA include, but are not limited to:

  • Matching of the proposal to the specific Horizon 2020 call and its requirements
  • Coherence of the proposal “inner logic” (which you can read more about our unique approach here).
  • Project’s objectives
  • Relation to the work programme
  • Concept and methodology
  • Expected impact
  • Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication activities
  • Workplan
  • Readiness of the project proposal to execution. Read more about the implementation structure.
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
    And more…

The technical aspects we cover in the RIA/IA include, but are not limited to:

  • Readability of the proposal
  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Abstract
  • List of participants – Consortium members
  • Overall formatting requirements and Page limits
  • Section 3.4 and Budgeting
  • Section 4.1 – Participants profiles
  • Section 4.2 – participation of third parties
  • Section 5 – Ethics and security
    And more…

Please refer to our timeline and deadline policies to learn more about the best time for this service, and our deadline for accepting new applications.

Project Selection Ethics: Enspire Science prides itself on seeing through professional excellence across all the services we offer. In doing so, we ensure sufficient time is allocated to each application to ensure it meets its full potential. As such, we carefully select and engage with researchers and applications where we can identify that the core concept is relevant, and there exists viable potential to win and be funded. In the instance that we deem necessary, we may require a Go/No-Go screening before officially working together to ensure this engagement has the utmost potential for success.

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