EMcG Solutions has a wide range of experience with EU Projects in terms of evaluation, project management, identification of potential funding streams for clients and developing business cases to support funding proposals.
We have experience in Horizon 2020; FP7 Projects; INTERREG, PEACE, Rural Developoment Programme, ESF and ERDF. Project examples related to (INTERREG, PEACE, Rural Developoment Programme, ESF and ERDF) can be found within Tourism Projects and Evaluation and Strategy Development.
European Commission: – Horizon 2020 Evaluator (2014): Meeting SMEs “on the ground”
-H2020-INNOSUP-2014-1 call (INNOSUP-9 action).Call title: “Community building and competence development for SME Instrument coaching”.
European Commission: – EU 7th Framework Evaluator (2013): Research for the Benefit of SMEs. The call supported partner networks to create a catalyst support ensuring that best ideas and best innovative SMEs in Europe achieve global reach through stimulating SME innovation and increasing SME commercialisation of research results.
University of Ulster (2010-2012): MaPEeR 7th Framework Programme. Project manager Eileen McGloin, on behalf of the University of Ulster this was a 2 year programme of work Budget €140,000. The project aimed to increase SME participation in EU R&D programmes through overcoming barriers for innovation for SME’s; provided advice for SME R&D&I funding plans for Europe; assess the needs and expectations of SMEs;evaluated the impact of current programmes and initiatives;and facilitated policy dialogue between players at EU and national, regional levels (DG RTD, REGIO, EAC and ENTR, along with national and regional level) through the European Experts’ Panel on SMEs. This project involved each EU member state and Bosnia Herzegovina. EMcG Solutions was responsible for the Ireland, UK and Malta elements of the study and undertook evaluations of business development programmes 12 in the UK; 8 in Ireland and 7 in Malta. Extensive research and analysis was undertaken with SMEs the research to identify an in-depth analysis of SMEs characteristics (i.e. SME profiling); their needs and barriers to RTD linking them with the impacts, successes and failures of national business development programmes.
University of Ulster COMTRAIL (2009): Development of a successful Northern Peripheries Programme Funding Application on behalf of COMTRAIL an initiative to provide sustainable health technologies and service innovations for the care of ageing people in rural regions. This project is a collaborative venture in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland and Sweden.
University of Ulster TRAIL Laboratory (2009): Provision of services to assist the development of a successful funding submission for Living Labs Europe.