Eligibility criteria

 Eligible participants

NEANIAS aims to foster the advancement of interdisciplinary research and innovation, therefore encourages the application of:

  • Start-ups
  • Established private companies from diverse industries (SMEs / Multinationals)
  • Groups of individual researchers / innovators of up to 3 members

representing a diversified field of research and innovation, which might use the services of NEANIAS with added value to apply.  

 Eligible countries

Described in Annex A of the Work Programme.

A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.

In conformity with the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and persons or entities established in the UK continue to be eligible to receive Union funds, which implement Union programs and activities committed under the MFF 2014-2020 until the closure of those Union programs and activities. This includes Horizon 2020 actions. If any restrictions applied, these would be clearly specified in the call for proposals.


By submitting your application, you agree with the followings:

  • NEANIAS Partners will protect the confidentiality of your proposal, by an NDA signed by both parties.
  • The evaluation of applications will be made by NEANIAS experts, and are based on NEANIAS criteria and the overall scope of the project. There is no possibility of appeal against the decision taken by the NEANIAS evaluation board on the awarded projects. Appeals against decisions taken by the NEANIAS Project Partners will not be handled.
  • You declare, that the project you are submitting has not received any EU or Government funding. No double-funding is accepted by the NEANIAS board.


Keep reading about the Open Call.


EU Flag  NEANIAS is a Research and Innovation Action funded by European Union under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme via grant agreement No.863448.