The European Commission has launched a new certificate to give a special recognition to outstanding project proposals that pass the quality threshold but could not be funded due to the limited budget.
Consortia and projects stamped with the “seal of excellence” certificate are able to approach alternative funding sources, e.g national or regional, private or public ones.
However, it’s up to the consortia to approach other bodies and request for alternative funding opportunities.
Further information can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/research/soe/index.cfm
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