University of Wolverhampton Brussels Office

Welcome

The University of Wolverhampton Brussels Office’s principle aim is to assist senior management and academic staff in the income generation, collaborative research and to improve their access to EU funding. 

Our aim is to improve staff knowledge and skills in developing quality proposals to various funders and delivering successful projects.

We work for both the internal and external relations of the organisation, with a view to strengthen the University’s researchers’ participation in the EU and secure funding for its scientific and technological projects.

 

Here are some of the ways we assist senior management and academic staff in the income generation, collaborative research and to improve their access to EU funding:

  • Finding a path of opportunity through the EU institutions
  • Providing intelligence and advance warning of EU policy and funding developments specifically focusing on the funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020 and the future programme, Horizon Europe.
  • Raising the profile of the University of Wolverhampton, its research base and individual academics with key policy makers and funders in the EU and organisations across the EU.
  • Creating links through networking, brokerage events and partner searches with other European regions, R&D liaison officers and National Contact Points in support of transnational project      development.
  • Facilitating training on the European funding, proposal development and bid writing.
  • Providing proposal development services to the academic staff at the University of Wolverhampton.
  • Delivering partner searches for the European funding proposals and approved projects.
  • Offering placement opportunities for the graduates, doctorate students and research staff.

For more information about our services consult this page.

Our aim is to improve staff knowledge and skills in developing quality proposals to various funders and delivering successful projects.

We work for both the internal and external relations of the organisation, with a view to strengthen the University’s researchers’ participation in the EU and secure funding for its scientific and technological projects.

Our office is a member of ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network), a network of regional offices with a research capacity in Brussels. ERRIN provides partners’ search facilities, creates research thematic working groups and brokerage events in order to encourage the exchange of information, in particular those related to the Horizon 2020.

We also work with staff across the University to raise awareness of commercial income opportunities, facilitate collaboration and partnerships, support the development of quality funding proposals, assure delivery of complex projects and support staff to identify commercialisation opportunities.

Are you interested in participation in EU Research Projects?

The partner search service is open for all academic and professional staff in the University of Wolverhampton.

We can help you to identify relevant partners for your EU Research Projects or provide an opportunity to join consortiums of partners on the relevant funding topic. There are several ways to identify relevant partners:

  • If you looking for partners for your proposal, please complete the Partners search form (Word doc 269k) 
  • If you are interested in joining a consortium, please complete a Research Profile (Word doc 81k) 
  • You might also want to attend the Brokerage / Matchmaking events in Brussels and other locations in order to meet perspective partners or join a consortium.

Send the completed forms to Tatiana Panteli or contact them if you need any support in searching for partners.

See the section Partner Search for additional information.

Preparing a grant application can be time- and resource- intensive and in addition to developing the scientific and scholarly concept of your research proposal there are other areas to take into account when writing and applying for research grants. The practical steps outlined in our materials will signpost you to how to approach different aspects of the application process.

This includes the full range of tasks from: 

  • identifying suitable funding options
  • structuring your grant application
  • costing the resources you will need to carry out the research
  • help with defining the reaching pathways of impact outside of the academic community
  • helping to align your research to the University’s mission and strategy
  • signposting colleagues to external events that we feel may be beneficial
  • help you to disseminate your project results in Brussels.

New project applicants can send their project research idea and we help them to plan and budget a project dissemination strategy.

We offer different services which can be tailored according to your needs and content of the project. Therefore the proposals are only indicative and may differ from project to project- depending on the adjustments in the standard funding opportunity you are interested in.

We also produce briefing notes and factsheets on European funding opportunities- exclusively for University's staff.

For a more tailored offer, do not hesitate to contact the European Business and Research Development Manager and Euraxess Local Contact Point Tatiana Panteli: T.Panteli@wlv.ac.uk   

We are based in Brussels, Belgium, in the heart of the European District.

The address is:

Brussels Project Support Office

Rue du Luxembourg 3 Luxemburgstraat

1000 Brussels, Belgium‌

Use Google Maps for directions to our office.

 

From Eurostar terminal you can reach us by metro:

Subway number 2 or 6 towards Elisabeth

(6 minutes, 5 stops)

Stop Trone

Walk to Rue du Luxembourg 3

About 2 minutes to arrive

or by bus:

Bus number 27 towards Andromeda

(20 minutes, 9 stops)

Stop Trone

The bus stop is in front of the building

 

From the airport you can reach us by:

Bus number 12 towards Brussels City until the last stop Brussels-Luxembourg Station

(30 minutes, 7 stops)

Walk to Rue du Luxembourg 3

About 6 minutes