Up2Europe Expert

Sofia Taborda

 Smart Cities
 Sustainable Transport


: Feb 15, 2018


About Me

I am a recognised expert in intelligent mobility and sustainable transport policy with 14 years of experience working with public and private stakeholders. With background in environment and innovation management, I have a solid track record of major innovative projects across Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Moreover, I have an in‑depth knowledge of UK and EU innovation funds both as an an applicant and evaluator, in particular H2020 and CEF. I am also a UIA Expert on Urban Mobility, supporting the delivery of one of the  recently funded Urban Innovative Actions.

I have worked closely with all of the actors in the value chain from industry, academia, local and national Governments, and civil society, such as the European Commission, BP, Toyota, Greater London Authority, Transport for London, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), and the Roads & Transport Authority of Dubai.

Ultimately, I am committed to improving places through meaningful innovation drawing on her sharp business acumen and background in managing the delivery of complex projects.

Fields of Expertise:

 Innovation
 Energy Efficiency
 Urban Development
 Clean Transport
 Urban transport
 Horizon2020
 URBACT
 Urban Innovative Actions

European Proposal Preparation to Get Fundings

All steps necessary to prepare a winning proposal

The preparation of a proposal is no simple matter: a winning project idea must be identified, the right partners must be contacted and involved, the application form and all supporting documents must be duly filled out. Above all, outstanding coordination capacities and large experiences of proposal writing are essential for a successful submission. Applicants’ organisations often lack these competences, which makes the process much longer and complex.

This is where Up2Europe Experts come into play!

Up2Europe Experts provide support/fully undertake selected or the complete package of preparation tasks - from providing advice in the development of the project idea and goals, to partner search and consortium building, recurrent review and proof-reading, preparation of administrative documents, up to the actual submission to the financing agency. Up2Europe Experts bring added value to your proposal, by making sure it is clear and consistent, understandable and appealing for non-technical people, and that it meets the requirements of the selected call for proposals.

 

Thanks to their solid experience in proposal writing and project implementation, in the evaluation and review of project proposals, as wells as their deep knowledge of the priorities and the selection criteria of EU programmes and instruments, Up2Europe Experts ensure a smooth and effective preparation of your proposal, resulting in the submission of a high-quality proposal.


Need a more detailed description of this service? Contact one of the Up2Europe Experts.

 

Management of European Projects

An expert for the management of your project

Project Management is much more than drafting gantt charts and filling out budget sheets. It entails several tasks that requires time and specific skills, which are not always available in the beneficiaries’ organisations. But, good news: management tasks can be easily outsourced! An Expert can assist you throughout all phases of project implementation.

 

Up2Europe experts provide support/fully undertake selected or the complete package of project management tasks - ranging from resources and work planning, to coordination of the consortium, maintenance of a project repository, organisation of meetings, reporting, budget monitoring, etc. - allowing you to focus on the scientific and technical activities.

 

Thanks to their deep knowledge of project implementation and their solid experience in the management of projects in the framework of different EU funding programmes and instruments, they can ensure an effective and efficient achievement of set objective and results.

This is just a short description, if you need more details, please ask for a Quote!

Training on European Projects Management

Training courses around European Fundings

Training in courses and masters on European Project Management, project design, advisoring on direct and indirect European funds, presentation of various funding programmes, Project Cycle management techniques, implementation and financial reporting

We focus on a very practical approach with exercises thought for the individual needs and client case.

Funding Opportunity Report

All opportunities filtered by eligibility criteria

Is your project idea eligible for EU funding? Which calls for proposals or tenders can you apply for? And how much  could you obtain? The Funding Opportunity Report can answer these questions! UP2EUROPE experts will scan through the most interesting and appropriate EU funding opportunities in European programmes and instruments, in order to identify those that are more relevant for your project proposal.

 

Funding opportunities are plentiful: calls for proposals are issued every week by the numerous EU bodies. Keeping track of each one these opportunities and recognising those that better match your project idea is not easy, but it is crucial to increase your chances of receiving the grant. Furthermore, the different programmes and instruments apply different rules in terms of partnership requirements, financing and co-financing amounts, activities that can be implemented and costs that may be included.

 

Thanks to their sound experience working with EU funding and their thorough knowledge of the eligibility criteria and requirements of EU programmes and instruments, and taking into account your current projects and future ambitions and your network of collaborators and partners, UP2EUROPE experts can support you in identifying the most relevant sources for funding your project ideas.


This is just a short description, if you need more details ask for a Quote!

Assistance Via Email/ Chat/Phone

Direct support by email/chat/phone on European projects

The submission deadline is approaching and you still have doubts on the necessary support documents and their correct format or on the submission process itself? While preparing a project proposal you need a timely reply to questions regarding partnership requirements, the content of specific sections, or the eligibility of activities and costs?
An Up2Europe expert can resolve your doubts and answer your question in real time at any stage of the preparation and submission process.

By means of the service Live Support & Assistance on European Projects an UP2EUROPE expert provides real time support by email, chat or phone, easing the preparation and submission of your proposal and making sure you avoid the most common errors, increasing the chance of receiving the funds.  

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Target Calls

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 Capacity Building
 
 IT
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
Specific Challenge:The challenge is to enable public procurers to collectively implement PCPs in order to close the gap between supply and demand for innovative ICTs. The objective is to bring radical improvements to the quality and efficiency of public services by encouraging the development and validation of breakthrough solutions through Pre-Commercial Procurement. Scope:PCP actions targeting ...
Deadline Mar 28, 2019   - 104 days
 Innovation
 
 Renewable Energy
 
 Environment
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Transport
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
Specific Challenge:The market share of full electric vehicles is still low in many European member states. Several reasons have been identified for this. Charging infrastructure is considered as one of the central reasons when the urban model does not allow for widespread garage availability, or when frequent long range travel is involved. Currently most EV owners have their own garage and live in ...
Deadline Apr 24, 2019   - 131 days
 Innovation
 
 Social Innovation
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Transport
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
 Internet of Things (IoT)
 
Specific Challenge:Merging physical transport assets like infrastructure or vehicles with the digital layer, through the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data applications opens vast possibilities in terms of the development of new transport services, business/operating models and social innovations. This has been exemplified in the rapid development of services such as multimodal travel planners, ...
Deadline Apr 24, 2019   - 131 days
 Innovation
 
 Environment
 
 International Cooperation
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Transport
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
 Pollution
 
Specific Challenge:Noise and emissions from transport affect seriously people's health and environmental ecosystems requiring the implementation of mitigation measures to achieve a higher reduction in all transport modes. The fast development of technologies that facilitate connectivity of innovative sensors, -both on-board and on the side of the infrastructure- could allow real-time monitoring an ...
Deadline Sep 12, 2019   - 272 days
 Natural Resources
 
 Sustainable Development
 
 Urban Management
 
 Smart Cities
 
 Urban Development
 
 Sustainable Transport
 
 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
 
 Urban Innovative Actions
 
1. Introduction As stated in the Article 8 of the ERDF Regulation1, ERDF may support innovative actions in the area of sustainable urban development. In this framework, the European Commission has launched the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) Initiative in order to identify and test new solutions which address issues related to sustainable urban development and are of relevance at Union level. ...
Deadline Jan 31, 2019   - 48 days