Starting European projects, looking for partners, seeking fundings ? Mov’eo can help.


Participate in European projects means to open up to new markets and networks, access new technologies, take advantage of attractive financing (up to 100 % of R&D funding) and a recognized label of excellence.



  • Watch on European call for projects
  • Supporting our members : awareness , consultancy, research of partners or connection with existing consortium
  • Recommendation and awarding on projects by key areas committees
  • Representation into European Authorities (EGVIa, EC…)
  • Transport National Contact Point ( NCP)
  • « cluster Management Excellence » bronze label


Horizon 2020 in a few words…


Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.


Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.


By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.


Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.


The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.



Focus on two calls…


Fast Track to Innovation  (FTI)

The FTI pilot supports projects undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including stages such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real world/working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting. It targets relatively mature new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need a last development step to reach the market and achieve wider deployment. To this end, if a proposal involves technological innovation, the consortium must declare that the technology or the technologies concerned are at least at Technology Readiness Level 6. Projects can be interdisciplinary.


  • Consortium with 3 to 5 partners (from EU countries)
  • Industrial partners active in the consortium (at leat 60% of the budget)
  • 70% funding. 1-2 Million €


SME Instrument

The new SME instrument is a simpler and more easily accessible funding scheme for SMEs. It comes in addition to the support provided through the participation of SMEs in collaborative projects continued within Horizon 2020, as well as other measures related to SMEs such as the EU contribution of the Eurostar programme


The SME Instrument is divided into 3 phases covering different stages of the innovation cycle. The evaluation processes for proposals are based on simple rules in order to reduce the time it takes to establish a contract.


  • Phase 1 aims to cover the assessment of technical feasibility and market potential of new ideas. The project will be supported by an investment of € 50,000 and the typical duration should be no longer than 6 months.
  • Phase 2 aims to cover R&I activities with a particular focus on demonstration activities (testing, prototype, scale-up studies, design, piloting innovative processes, products and services, validation, performance verification etc.) and market replication encouraging the involvement of end users or potential clients. Project funding should amount to no more than € 2,500,000 and the typical duration of third phase should range from 12 to 24 months (more funding and longer durations are possible if duly justified).
  • Phase 3 concerns support measures aimed at helping SMEs move towards commercialising their innovative products and services through measures like networking, training, coaching and mentoring, facilitating access to private capital or better interaction with key stakeholders. SMEs will not be funded directly under phase 3.


Mov’eo is also involved in two major European projects : SAGE & MEET


SAGE (SAFE and GREEN road vehicles)


Partnering for road safety, reduced emissions and growth in Europe



Today’s great challenges include making road vehicles radically more green, safe and intelligent. One obvious course for solving this situation is research and technical solutions. Another is societal clustering building activities and strategic cluster management. The SAGE aim is just this; to strengthen regional capacity in research andinnovation and thereby support the transformation of road vehicle technology and market. The SAGE partnership consists of five regional research driven automotive clusters. The project runs from 2011 to 2014 and is financed by the European Union 7th Framework Programme within the theme Regions of Knowledge.


The European project SAGE involves a consortium of 11 partners representing 5 European clusters :


  • Göteborg in Sweden (Region Västra Götaland, Chalmers University of Technology, Volvo Technology)
  • Regensburg in Germany (City of Regensburg, Rebensburg University of Applied Sciences, Continental Automotive)
  • Torino in Italy (Politecnico di Torino, Centro Ricerché Fiat, Piedmont Region)
  • Warsow en Poland (Warsow University of Technology)
  • Paris region and Normandy in France (Mov’eo)


Key activities


  • Map and analyse the participating regions in regard to competences and cluster organisation for safe and green road vehicles
  • Expand the SAGE network with emerging regional clusters and offer support to increase their capacity
  • Map and analyse selected automotive clusters in Asia and suggest strategies for cooperation
  • Develop a common SAGE agenda with long and short term goals for innovation, research and education
  • Implement the common agenda through concrete activities such as research projects, student mobility and new policy instruments
  • Market the clusters world-wide and promote the strengths of the respective regions


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The MEET project has set itself the objective to establish a network of scientific excellence in the field of energy efficiency in transport.


The programme is centered around five key themes :


  • Composites for green materials
  • Thermoelectricity for energy harvesting
  • LEDs/OLEDs for display system use
  • Zeolites for cleaner energy technologies
  • Fuel cells.

Initiatives undertaken within this project will address applied research on materials for the automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding industries.


MEET network members, together with all other interested parties, will enjoy access to a shared virtual technology platform listing all the resources available within the consortium.


By matching academic know-how with industrial needs, the MEET project will stimulate innovation and generate new research projects.


This INTERREG IVA France (Manche) – England project will have a total budget of 5 million euros for the next three years, with the ERDF providing 50% of the funding.