Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The program runs from 2014 to 2020 with a € 70 billion budget, aiming to stimulate European innovation and research.
Participation in Horizon 2020 is not easy, but offers great opportunities for excelling SMEs.
All knowledge institutes and companies which are actively involved in international research, technological development and innovation can participate in Horizon 2020.
Among companies, there is a specific focus on SMEs with up to 250 employees, up to € 50 million turnover and / or with a balance sheet up to € 43 million. What are the most important terms and conditions?
Horizon 2020 is an umbrella program. From 2014 open calls are regulary presented on Cordis.
Do you want to know how your company can benefit from Horizon 2020 programs? Contact RTE Adviesgroep now for more information.
Horizon 2020 has three main priorities; industrial leadership, excellent science and societal challenges.
Stimulating strategic investment in key industrial technologies and promoting Europe as a world leader in groundbreaking research and innovation. Horizon 2020 has a focus on the following areas:
Reinforcement and extension of European excellence in science through specific components, such as:
Tackling societal challenges by interdisciplinary cooperation. Challenges include: