Seal of Excellence by European Commission
This is a great opportunity - The Seal of Excellence certifies the high-quality of our proposal, we passed a very competitive selection process, only a few companies in Europe can benefit from this important result.
What is the Seal of Excellence?
The Seal of Excellence is the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020. It recognises the value of the proposal and supports the search for alternative funding.
Every year, thousands of organisations and individual researchers in Europe invest costly resources and time applying to the Horizon 2020 Programme. The evaluation is based on three criteria: excellence, impact and quality, efficiency of implementation. The European Commission has a first-class evaluation system engaging independent, international experts.
The experts identify proposals which are above the quality threshold necessary for funding. But, depending on the available Horizon 2020 budget, only some of the above-quality threshold proposals will receive funding.
The Seal of Excellence Certificate rewards unfunded proposals which were above this quality threshold with a high-quality label and the Seal of Excellence holder can then approach alternative regional, national, private or public funding sources. In addition, it helps interested funding bodies willing to invest in promising proposals (including national & regional authorities through European Structural & Investment Funds) to identify these projects more easily.