Focus on knowledge creation

Without ideas there is nothing to manage

ACCIÓ, the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness, has published a Guide for managing Horizon 2020 projects,  written by SYNAPSE. The publication, authored by Ángel Honrado, Carlos Díaz and Eva Molero, is focused on the funding opportunities available in Horizon 2020 (and other European programmes) for the SMEs at the different stages of the research and innovation process.
Guia Acció
The PDF version of the guide, available only in Catalan, can be downloaded free here 
This guide gives an overview of the current European funding available, focusing on the Horizon 2020 programme and highlights the benefits of creating an international consortium to carry out R&D. The document goes through the different phases of a project, going from the preparation of the proposal until its execution.
It emphasises the importance of several components of EU research projects, such as the business plan, the communication, and the use and dissemination of results.
SYNAPSE has already developed previous editions of this guide in 2009 and 2010, focused on projects funded by the 7th Framework Programme.