The Crowdhelix Network forges links between excellent researchers and innovating companies, to deliver pioneering projects under the EU's €80 billion 'Horizon 2020' funding programme
Members of the Crowdhelix Network have collectively been awarded over €4 billion of Horizon 2020 funding, to deliver 6,900+ pioneering projects. This page provides a selection of case studies submitted by representatives of some of our member organisations, highlighting how Crowdhelix has succeeded in its ongoing efforts to promote and facilitate successful collaborations under Horizon 2020.
“In preparing a proposal to Horizon 2020, Crowdhelix connected me to an SME member that specialises in Innovation Management activities which helped my consortium position the impact objectives of the proposal. I’m delighted to report that in August, this proposal was funded scoring 5/5 for impact. I would like to thank Crowdhleix for supporting us with this application and making this new - academia to business - connection which has contributed to our success in Horizon 2020.”
Professor Elizabeth Jones
”We announce with pleasure that Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) has joined Crowdhelix and within the first few weeks of joining were successfully matched and connected to a Research Technology centre who subsequently included us in a large-scale Horizon 2020 circular economy proposal.”
Coca-Cola European Partners
“Since joining Crowdhelix only within the last year, Sabanci University has since been matched to join 2 new consortiums (in the areas of social sciences and innovation support) which have led to 2 new proposals being submitted which are currently under evaluation. The new connections we have made since joining the platform have helped us raise our visibility and showcase our areas of excellence.”
Industrial Liaison Manager
As a new RTO member of the Crowdhelix platform, we participated in one of the brokerage and capacity building events last year to help prepare for a proposal that Antwerp was looking to lead. We are pleased to report that some new connections were made at at this event (which we built into the proposal) and the proposal recently passed the first stage application process with the EC. We are now working with Crowdhelix and others to prepare and submit a full stage 2 proposal.
Research & Innovation Manager
University of Antwerp
“Crowdhelix successfully profiled and connected us to a Research Technology Organisation in Italy that was leading a Horizon 2020 proposal in ICT. That proposal has subsequently been funded and we plan to start work in October. We look forward to starting this project and building new collaborative networks in this exciting area of innovation, thanks to Crowdhelix.”
Director of Innovation
“Crowdhelix were incredibly helpful in the preparation of our H2020 proposal, assisting us to bring a diverse consortium together and build a convincing commercialisation plan. The impact Manager we worked with was particularly professional and supportive through the writing process.”
University of Strathclyde
“We have worked with Crowdhelix on many proposals and events and have a close relationship with them. In fact, we have also invited Crowdhelix to participate in four proposals that we coordinated or co-coordinated in the last year. The Helix Impact Model gives an innovative edge to results in more impactful projects.”
Amro Satti, PHD
Proposal and Business Development Manager - International Projects Office
LEiTAT Technological Center
“We are delighted about this success story! It has been an enriching experience. We are very grateful for Crowdhelix's instrumental support and for putting us in touch with the optimal partners. Looking forward to working on other proposals with you soon.”
Dr Ingrid Vella
Research Project Manager - Engineering, ICT, Built Environment
University of Malta
After posting on Crowdhelix, Romanian SME Zitec was able to partner with Vision2020 RTO member KU Leuven which led to successfully submitting a proposal for the Fast Track for Innovation call in October, 2018.
“Participation in the Maritime & Marine Helix launch event was a significant experience for all of us and proof of the correctness of the decision to access the Vision2020 and Crowdhelix network. Significant contacts have been made with a number of scientific and research institutions, as well as business entities, which creates the perspective of further development of our company and its participation in a number of different international projects. Our goal remains the development of shipping activities and the maritime economy in our country.”
“The network has brought IRIS the opportunity to meet with high quality research institutes and engage together with them to prepare a proposal that was strategic for one of our business lines. Thanks to that fact, now we have already started the project and we will have 3 years to explore new technologies and position ourselves on the EU market. “
“As a direct result from working with Vision2020, IBM Ireland, along with UCL and UK-based SME Yaqrit, won a €6 million project from Horizon 2020 which was funded in 2017."
Ulster University, the University of Klagenfurt and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University are all Vision2020 RTO members. They successfully submitted a proposal for the SwafS-05-2017 call, New constellations of Changing Institutions and Actors, in August of 2017. The consortium is led by the VTT Technical Centre of Finland.
“After using Vision2020’s bespoke Crowdhelix network platform for collaboration, Keeward joined a Horizon2020 proposal for the Imaging & Detection call in which Xerox Research Centre Europe will be leading a Work Package.”