XPECAM receives the Seal of Excellence assigned by the European Commission
The project XPECAM submitted under Horizon 2020’s SME instrument phase 2, passed all evaluation thresholds, and has been awarded the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence.
WEDNESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2018
The project proposal was evaluated by an international panel of independent experts and was successfully judged an INNOVATIVE PROJECT PROPOSAL. The European Commission then delivered the "Seal of Excellence" certificate to Plant Response.
The "Seal of Excellence" aims to help innovative companies to access and enhance the knowledge economy in their regions there by helping to implement smart specialization strategies. The European Commission runs one of the most thorough evaluation systems in the world, using international independent experts.
The evaluation screens against three defined criteria: (1) excellence, (2) impact and quality and (3) efficiency of implementation. Only some of the proposals above the threshold receive funding, depending on the available Horizon 2020 budget. The "Seal of Excellence" certificate is awarded to applicants above the threshold and not funded. It is a quality label, awarded to project proposals submitted for funding under Horizon 2020, passed all of the stringent selection and award criteria, but could not be funded under the available budget.