Horizon 2020 - looking to the future of European Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation funding programme ever with nearly €80 billion available over 7 years (2014-2020). Horizon 2020 helps in bridging the gap between research and the market and assists innovative companies to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential. The programme centres around three key themes:
Excellence in the Science Base - Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent
Creating Industrial Leadership and competitive frameworks - strategic investments in key technologies
Tackling Societal Challenges (climate, environment, energy, transport etc) with a focus on multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences and humanities.