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FP7 Project Management

Eurescom FP7 services

Eurescom offers comprehensive services for initiating and managing research projects in FP7, the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Union.

As the R&D organisation of European telecommunication network operators and service providers, Eurescom has two decades of experience in initiating and managing collaborative research projects.

Eurescom has been involved in a number of FP5, FP6, and FP7 projects in the ICT area. Our large experience covers all development stages and roles in a project, from the first idea to the exploitation of results, from project coordinator to support service provider.

Services in the preparation phase

Feasibility analysis
We check the relevance and substance of your project idea and analyse, if it is feasible under any of the EU funding programmes. This analysis will be the basis for all further steps.

Identification of the right funding programme
Based on the feasibility analysis, we identify the right funding programme for your project as well as the best suitable instrument. In Framework Programme 6, for example, this would be the choice of the appropriate strategic objective and the right instrument in the open or forthcoming Calls.

Project definition
We can help you define your project compatible to the chosen Call and strategic objective. This would also include support in structuring the project.

Consortium building
Eurescom has a large network of contacts to the major players in European ICT research, including the EUís New Member States and the Accession Candidate Countries. Through our network you will be able to assemble suitable partners in your consortium in order to create the critical mass for achieving your project goals. We help you to find the right partners. Furthermore, we support you in negotiating a consortium agreement among the partners.

Consortium support
Eurescom provides administrative and technical support for the consortium to work efficiently. This includes the management of IPRs, non-disclosure agreements and letters of intent.

Proposal writing and submission
We offer proposal writing by Eurescomís experienced programme managers and editors, who will make sure that all formal requirements and evaluation criteria are met and that the proposal is written in the format required by the Commission. If required, Eurescom can also handle or control the electronic proposal submission.

Proposal evaluation
Before submission, we recommend to have an independent test evaluation of your project proposal by our experienced evaluators.

Hearings and contract negotiation
When the proposal is accepted, hearings and contract negotiations pose another hurdle. We offer advice in the preparation for hearings and negotiations and can take over the writing of the technical description for the contract annex.

Services in the implementation phase

Management support
Eurescom has outstanding professional skills in supporting collaborative European research projects, particularly in the European Framework Programmes, including FP7. Our management support services are offered to FP7 projects on a subcontractual basis and comprise a comprehensive range of administrative and logistics services to offload the coordinator and the other partners to a wide extent of non-technical tasks.
Further information on Eurescom Management Support

EuresTools project management tools
EuresTools is a comprehensive, modular set of online tools for managing European research projects. They are based on our long-term project experience from European research projects. The tools are specifically designed to the needs of FP7 projects and can either be used as standalone service or in combination with our management support services.
Further information on EuresTools

Management consulting and coaching
We offer consulting and coaching on issues, which have a major impact on the efficiency of the project management. This includes the financial management, controlling procedures, and auditing preparation compliant with EU rules as well as the development of a management handbook for organising procedures and responsibilities, especially in larger projects (IPs, STREPs).

References

Eurescom has been providing  management and  support services to a number of EU research projects in the Framework Programmes 5 (FP5), 6 (FP6), and 7 (FP7). See the list of current and past projects:
Eurescom EU Projects

Contact

Please send an e-mail to services@eurescom.eu if you are interested in our management and support services.

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