c*platform – the SME1 grant writing tool for startups

write your own proposal step-by-step

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In order to get funded, it means having to write a funding proposal. We’ve made this easy for you. Get access to the c*platform – a truly startup friendly step-by-step SME1 grant writing tool – and get funded with a €50K innovation grant

Template proposal & instructions (SME1)

Get a feeling for the SME1 proposal template for the EU Horizon 2020 subsidies for startups.

  • Raw proposal template
  • General instruction


Access to the c*platform (SME1)

Create a topnotch SME1 proposal for your startup through our EU Grant Writer tool.

  • Bite size assignments
  • Best practices


For an additional fee you receive:

  • Review by a professional grant writer
  • Submission to EU

In case you are interested in these extra’s, please contact us for the additional fee


Get access here
Access to the c*platform (SME1)

what our clients think of us

“C*Funds platform is really a powerful system to properly implement the application for the EU Grant. In addition Katalin is really smart and very helpful during the whole proposal development. Absolutely recommended and fundamental for any start-up looking for support with EU funding

Massimiliano Formenti, Director, Stephenson Academy

What is the c*platform?

The c*platform is the new & efficient EU grant writing tool that has been launched by c*funds in collaboration with Editio.


Through the c*platform, you create the best possible proposal for your startup to get funded in the SME1 funding round (EU Horizon 2020 program). Find out more about SME1. We promise the following:


  • Easy startup- friendly explanation of EU funds
  • Write your own proposal using our best practices and easy to follow assignments
  • Possible integration of EU funds with Seed Investments


Important: For an additional fee we provide your proposal with a full review by a professional EU grant writer and EU submission.


The c*platform is your No. 1 aid in generating your funding proposal to win the €50K SME1 innovation grant. After completion it gives you qualitative proposal content. No time to waste. Focus on your amazing product development, while we provide you with this new shortcut to get well funded*!


* Using the c*platform does not guarantee winning the SME1 grant but does significantly increase your chances.

Get access here
Access to the c*platform (SME1)

Upcoming EU submission deadlines

08 – February 2018
03 – May 2018
05 – September 2018
07 – November 2018

How does it work?

For whom?

Any startup with great ideas and a (groundbreaking) innovation who is looking for funding. You can be pre-revenue stage. Most important is that you have a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and that you would like to test the feasibility (market/technical features). You  should also have the ambition to sell in the EU or global market (not only national focus).


Advantages are: your business is international and you have a good English website.

Aims of the course

To give you access to the SME1 EU funds with the least possible financial & time investments. It is a new interactive way to make EU grants more accessible for startups. We do not use difficult bureaucratic EU language but only ‘startup’ friendly terms.

Practical Information

After registration you’ll receive an invoice. After completing the payment, we will send you the login data. With that you can log in and start completing the assignments for the SME1 grant.


Online Learning Platform
With the login data you will receive access to our interactive learning platform, where you will find the step-by-step instruction on how to start working on the grant proposal.


Structure of the course.
With this course we do not have an exact beginning or start date. You can start at your convenience. However we do provide time frames which are advisable to stick to in order to be able to submit your proposal on time for the upcoming deadline.

In this platform we provide full confidentiality, no one else, except your tutor (if you have picked the extra review option) can access your proposal.


NOTE: if you want to reach an upcoming submission deadline it is important to start a minimum of 4 weeks before the submission date so you and the tutor have time to write & review in time.


The experience shows that startups can complete this course within 4 weeks with around 6-10 hours of dedicated writing per week. The course is made up out of 26 assignments. At the end of these 26 assignments you have all the content for a full proposal!


Individual Reviews
With this course you are participating in a fully autonomous course, independent from other students/startups.

Price Packages
  • Free |  € 0   
  • Premium | € 250
    (template, instruction and best practices)


* the presented prices here are excluding VAT. If you are located in the Netherlands we will calculate VAT on top of this price. If you are a startup outside the Netherlands please fill your VAT number so that we can apply the VAT neutrality between EU countries.

For more info, you can always contact us.