The international dimension of FP7 is demonstrated by the fact that of all the projects that were funded over a five year period, included participant organisations from as many as 170 countries with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), accounting for around 17% of all participants in signed grant agreements.
The average success rate for successful proposal applications has been around 20%, C-Tech Innovation have not only been a successful applicant but has achieved a spot in the top 25 ranked SME’s in Europe for participation in FP7 funded projects. Among the many successful projects that C-Tech Innovation have been involved include; EDEFU, a project is to investigate, develop and to validate new efficient furnace designs and innovative energy recovery systems, CAFE a project designed to provide new paradigms for the smart control of food processes and INTASENSE a major European project to improve indoor air quality and reduce building energy consumption.
Dr Dom Cupertino, Head of funded R&D at C-Tech Innovation explains the key to developing successful proposals “The starting point for a successful proposal is to carefully study the contents of each work programme and to identify the opportunity. The next step is to build a strong consortium, this is critical to the success of proposal and, ultimately, of the research done. By adopting the right methodology and approach it is then possible to develop the idea into a proposal that is realistic and meets the scope of the call. It is also important to show that the proposed project is also ambitious and will deliver new innovations. Above all the proposal must demonstrate that it will add value to the European Community”.
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