A brief introduction

The Horizon 2020 programme offers you an opportunity to enable your ambition. Starting in 2014, under the umbrella of Horizon 2020 current research and innovation programmes, such as FP7, CIP and EIT, are unified. Are you doing state-of-the-art research and develop innovative technologies? Are you ready to provide your knowledge or would you like to cooperate with global Partners to get another step ahead?
 
Running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget, Horizon 2020 will concentrate its main effort on the three priorities of Excellent Science, Competitive Industries and Societal Challenges.
  • Excellent Science provides funding programmes for frontier and seminal research and a platform for exchange of skills and knowledge between European partners.
  • The Industrial Leadership objective aims at making Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation, by promoting activities where businesses set the agenda.
  • Societal Challenges provides funding programmes to tackle arising and important issues in health, energy, food, transport, climate and security.
Pillar 1 - Excellent Science
Excellent Science provides funding programmes for frontier and seminal research and a platform for exchange of skills and knowledge between European partners:
 

 

Pillar 2 - Industrial Leadership
The Industrial Leadership objective aims at making Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation, by promoting activities where businesses set the agenda:
 
  • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies supports research in ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufactoring and space.
  • Access to risk finance leverages private finance and venture capital for research and innovation.
  • Innovation in SMEs acts as a catalyst at the European level by supporting dynamic, self-sustaining and creative SMEs.

 

Pillar 3 - Societal Challenges
Societal Challenges provides funding programmes to tackle arising and important issues in health, energy, food, transport, climate and security:
 
  • Health, demographic change and well-being
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • Secure Societies
  • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials

 

What can accelopment do for you?

Horizon 2020 boosts innovation in companies and research organisations. With our nearly 20 years of experience in EU funding programmes, we can assist you in identifying suitable funding opportunities, preparing a competitive proposal and implementing your research and development project.

Would you like to learn more about Horizon 2020 and how we can help? Please contact us.