Do you wish to formulate successful proposals for the EU’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020?

Organization of a 2-day Training Course:

How to benefit from HORIZON 2020 funding
PLAS S.A. organizes 2 training courses for the EU’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020, one in Athens and one in Thessaloniki.
The respective training modules offer you the entire specialized knowledge that will help you to submit successful proposals.

PLAS S.A., a leading company in the field of business development and human resources services, makes use of the 25-year knowledge & experience and the senior human capital of PLANET S.A., the biggest Greek consulting firm that has accomplished more than 200 international projects, including tens of European research & innovation projects.

The new European Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 has already been launched, will last for 7 years, and will provide a budget of 72 billion Euros to support research and innovation activities from both European Industry and Academia.

The new Programme, unlike the previous ones which were mainly focused on Research and Technological Development, gives much greater emphasis to innovation in industrial applications and support of SMEs. Thus, the Programme introduces the concept of Innovation Project, which is closer to business applications than to research.

Until now, the results indicate that, despite the strong interest from the Greek business community, there is an inability for Greek enterprises, to understand the requirements of the Programme and get properly prepared for better proposal formulation.

The training course aims to provide know- how on:
● Terminology, procedures & mechanisms of Horizon 2020 ● identification, comprehension & evaluation of potential business opportunities ● partnership formulation,
thus resulting to successful submission and efficient implementation!

The training course addresses representatives and executives of Private and Public Organizations and Enterprises interested in exploiting the opportunities of HORIZON 2020.

The modules of the training course include: ❶ structure of HORIZON 2020 ❷ terms of participation and funding ❸ overview of main technological axes and priorities ❹ further analysis of the work programme, the Calls and idea positioning ❺ how to identify appropriate partners & allies to formulate a consortium ❻ how to prepare a winning proposal ❼ principles of proposal evaluation ❽ practical guidelines ❾ administrative & financial project management ❿ case studies ⓫ interactive round tables.

The agenda of the training course per day is the following:
1st day: Familiarization with Horizon 2020 and the work Programme and the Calls, consortium formulation, preparation of proposals (modules ❶,❷,❸,❹,❺,❻,❼,❽).
2nd day: Case studies on successful proposals, fundamental rules of administrative & financial project management, elaboration of specific ideas/ proposals (modules ❾, ❿, ⓫).

Main Program Speaker is Mr. Rafail Koumeri.

Mr. Koumeri holds a degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.
Since 1992, Mr. Koumeri works for PLANET S.A as a manager for European Research and Development Projects, and has been the Director in PLANET’S Brussels Office for 20 years.

He has also worked as a National Expert seconded to the European Commission, Directorate General for Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation (1990-1992), as a Scientific Advisor to the Greek Ministry of Industry (1986-1990) and to the Greek Ministry of National Economy, Directorate for Public Procurements and Industrial Policy (1984-1985).

During his career in the Ministry of Industry, he was appointed National Representative in the Management Committees for the R&D Programmes of the European Commission from 1986 to 1990.
He has coordinated many projects aiming at the development of the Information and Telecom applications, as well as at the implementation of Technical Assistance European Programmes in many countries in the Mediterranean Region, the Balkans and the Eastern and Caucasus Countries.

To take part in our seminar fill in the form you will find here.


27-28 November 2014
Titania Hotel
52, Panepistimiou Avenue
Ouranos Hall (10th floor)

4-5 December 2014
Porto Palace Hotel
65, 26th Octovriou Avenue
Azzurro Hall

Daily duration:
9:00 – 17:00

Possibility of attending one or two seminar days

Participation Cost *:
1rst participation
1 day: 500€ +VAT
2 days: 800€ +VAT
Discount offered on the above prices for more than one participant per company
2nd participation: 10% discount
3rd participation and more: 20%

Participation funding offered through LAEK

Registration Deadline
November 14th 2014

10% discount is offered for registrations by the 7th of October (further to above discount).

For further information please contact:
Kalou Evaggelina
Tel.:+30 210 6905100

To take part in our seminar fill in the form you will find here >

Mr. Rafail Koumeri
Main Program Speaker