Horizon 2020 - the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 (2014 - 2020) is the EU's programme for research and innovation. With a budget of approximately just over 70 billion euro, it will contribute to the creation of new growth and jobs in Europe. It is the mains financial tool implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aming at securing the competitiveness of Europe.
(overview by DLR project management agency)
Horizon 2020 combines
- all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development,
- the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP),
- and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The main features of Horizon 2020 are:
- major simplification through a single set of rules
- focus on societal challenges
- support innovation - market-driven approach to bridge the gap between research and the market
Horizon 2020 has three main priorities
- excellent science - boost top-level research
- industrial leadership - major support for key technologies and SMEs, access to capital, etc.
- societal challenges - major concerns - climate change, transport, energy, food security, etc.
Discover the different areas of Horizon 2020 on the Commission webpage http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-sections
International cooperation is seen as an important cross-cutting priority of Horizon 2020. Apart from the general openness of Horizon 2020, targeted actions will ensure a strategic approach to international cooperation.
General information on Horizon 2020