//Response of EC to COVID-19 Pandemic!//

European Commission has introduced a new European Research Area (ERA) corona platform for information on related research & innovation! You can follow all latest developments there.

//New publications on the EIC Accelerator – a first for Turkey!//

The Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II project has produced a leaflet giving a basic outline of Accelerator and a 24 page Guide which sets out the objectives, requirements and processes involved in more detail. We believe the Guide is the first publication to draw together detailed information for SMEs interested in applying. The English versions of the Guide and the leaflet may be obtained from our Helpdesk page. Versions in Turkish will be available soon.

// Download our Intellectual Property and Legal & Financial Guides for Turkish Participants! Available in English and Turkish.//




One of the most important services our project team offers is a number of training sessions focusing on specific audiences and experiences. Our aim is to provide the core information and knowledge transfer H2020 project development, with special focus on increasing numbers of successful applicants, and the number of projects where Turkey acts as the coordinator.


Under this activity, our team of Experts will offer one-to-one consultance visits to 100 carefully selected SMEs. Our team has two main targets: to increase the number of SMEs applying for H2020 and the success rate of these SME applications. A written roadmap will be prepared for each evaluated SME, identifying innovative potential, specific opportunity areas for H2020 participation.


The project will provide the necessary financial support for researchers to complement the training and consultancy actions that will improve awareness, information, knowledge and specific skills for successful H2020 project applications. Activities include the organisation of International Brokerage Events in both Turkey and Brussels, B2B matching tools.


In order to support organisations in all the above activities and enhance their capabilities in H2020, the project has created this website that will be used as a communication tool for all researchers seeking help from our team. Information Multipliers can also benefit from some collaboration and reference features that will only be available to them.


Apr 20, 2020

Check all new initiatives and latest news from the EC to fight Covid-19 pandemic. In this page you can find all relative news, updates and links on resources.

16 Mar 2020

Amid the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic, we have taken all measures to ensure the safety of our team and the continuity of the project. You can still reach us through many channels. See how.

9 March 2020

Within the scope of the "The Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” Project, "National Advisory Group Meeting on Secure Societies" which aimed to strengthen cooperation between national stakeholders and international stakeholders, as well as raising awareness of national stakeholders on secure societies, was held in Ankara hosted by TUBITAK on 5th March 2020.

6 March 2020

The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched the Accelerator Pilot Programme under the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and introduced the new concept of ‘blended finance’ – a combination of EC grant with EC and private sector venture capital. Read more on this exciting approach.


16th and 17th July 2020

The aim of this training course is to explain the Individual Fellowships scheme in MSCA and to guide the participants through the essential steps that are needed in order to develop mature proposals under the upcoming call on MSCA IF. Participants are key actors that are heavily involved with research activities in research institutes and universities or research support staff that provides help to researchers on exploiting MSCA funds. The whole event is focusing on participants to build their own proposal for Individual Fellowship and understand what makes a winning proposal in this highly competitive call.

14th July 2020

An Online Info Day event on Horizon 2020 Green Deal which is the last call of the Horizon 2020 Program will be organized by TÜBİTAK on 14 July 2020.

//POSTPONED// 29 - 30 April 2020

This is a 2-day training workshop that will focus on legal, financial and IPR issues in H2020. Training will include administrative, legal, financial and Intellectual Property issues of a H2020 proposal and project.

11th April 2020

An important aspect of competing for Accelerator funding is to successfully pitch a project to the judging panel of the European Commission. This workshop will focus on interpreting Accelerator ‘Pitch Deck’ requirements, good and bad practices in presentations and sharing in the experience of international experts and other participants. The overall aim will be to strengthen the pitches given by Turkish SMEs when presenting their projects for Accelerator funding.