Before embarking upon a European project, some questions need to be asked :
NCP Wallonie can help you answer these questions.
At NCP Wallonie, European projects are structured around three necessary components :
The project must meet an identified need which is not being met adequately on the market. Depending on the complexity of the technological barriers to be broken down and the "time-to-market", the project will position itself either more towards R&D or towards innovation.
NCP Wallonie will advise you in the choice of programme.
The project must be run in collaboration with other partners as part of a consortium. Each of the partners will decide on its role and involvement in the project. One of them will be responsible for the project coordination.
NCP Wallonie will advise you in the formulation of your strategy.
The project must bring together European partners and skills on an international level. At least two or three countries must be represented.
NCP Wallonie will advise you in your search for partners.
European projects take place in various phases whatever the funding bodies (EU, SPW - Public Service of Wallonia).
Partner or coordinator ?
Being the project coordinator allows you to direct the project as you wish. The investment is significant but brings enormous benefits in terms of contacts, opportunities and raising your profile. If you participate in the project as a partner, the amount of time invested is much less significant. You will therefore be able to concentrate on your cutting-edge technology. NCP Wallonie will advise you in the definition of your strategy.
… for which your idea is eligible. This call for proposals will very likely be found amongst the numerous financing programmes followed by NCP Wallonie.
NCP Wallonie will advise you in choosing the programme most suited to your project idea.
Two strategies :
Find potential partners, whatever your strategy
NCP Wallonie will advise and assist you throughout the construction of your proposal.
Projects must be submitted before the deadline which is clearly specified in each call for proposals. The proposals are evaluated by a panel of independant experts. The consortia of the selected projects will then be invited to negotiate a contract with the financing bodies. Once the subsidy agreement has been signed, the project can begin.