HORIZON 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with about €80 billion of funding available for a period of 7 years (2014 to 2020) – additionally to the private investment that this money is going to attract. This programme promises discoveries and breakthroughs by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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Horizon 2020 is the financial tool implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 core initiative aiming at preserving Europe’s global competitiveness.

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To create jobs an drive economic growth and, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament.

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Research is an investment in Europe’s future, thus it is put at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for sustainable, smart and inclusive growth and jobs.

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By coupling  innovation and research, Horizon 2020 is helping to create sustainable jobs with its emphasis on industrial leadership, excellent science and tackling socio-economical challenges. The main goal is to ensure that Europe leads in world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to join forces through delivering innovation.