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Looking for help with a Horizon 2020 proposal?

SME Instrument Consultants

SME Funding is a Horizon 2020 consulting company, based in Dublin, Ireland.

We work with companies and Universities to prepare and submit successful proposals for funding under Horizon 2020 funding programs such as the SME Instrument.

Our consultants are External European Commission Experts for Horizon 2020 programs who have evaluated more than 400 projects over the last five years and have received extensive training in the rigorous evaluation process of EU proposals.

Looking to write a winning SME Instrument proposal? Discover our Guides and Templates, used by start-ups and mature companies to improve chances of success.

Proposal Writing

We prepare and submit successful proposals to funding programs such as the SME Instrument.

We will help you avoid mistakes, save you time and money and give you the best chances of success in a very competitive application process.

Contact us for a free consultation



Proposal Review

Your SME Instrument proposal will be reviewed under the three award criteria (Excellence, Impact, Implementation). An SME Instrument consultant will:

  • Check compliance with requirements specific for each evaluation criterion
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of you proposal
  • Give you clear recommendations to optimise your proposal, taking into account the specific evaluation criteria


Horizon 2020 Training

We offer training courses on Horizon 2020 SME Instrument that show you how to plan, write and submit a highly competitive proposal for both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

The training courses are based on best practices seen in funded proposal. You will learn how to present your disruption, objectives, financial projection,  work plan.

Email us today for the full training schedule.



It has been a great pleasure to work with Cristina Purtill on our recent “Fast Track Innovation”  as part of the H 2020 application process.  We have felt that Cristina very quickly became part of Serosep’s team and this differentiates her from other Consultants in the past.  She did pull up her sleeves and did a lot of work and we delivered our application within a 2 week period.  We remain very optimistic of our chances despite the significant competition.

Dermot Scanlon

CEO Serosep, Serosep

It was my pleasure to work with Cristina Purtill on a recent Horizon 2020 proposal.  Cristina is very professional and calm and assured under pressure.  She will pull out all stops to get the job done. She is technically very competent and a very good project manager with a hands on approach to her work. I have no hesitation in recommending Cristina and look forward to working together in the future.

Luke Kiernan

Technology Director, Innopharma

We recently sought the professional help of Cristina Purtill from SME Funding on a recent Horizon 2020 proposal. The experience was nothing short of excellent. Cristina’s professionalism and knowledge were extremely helpful. We found the one-on-one meetings and reviews along with the template proposals of massive benefit in getting us to the high standards needed to make a proposal. I have only great things to say about Cristina and will be delighted to work with her again in the future. Chris Monks

CEO, Invizbox

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