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