About Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the EU's framework program for 2014-2020 with a budget of EUR 87,740M for boosting Europe's knowledge based economy and handling prioritized challenges.
With support from Horizon 2020 you can implement international research and development projects with a typical grant in the range of EUR 1-5M.
Horizon 2020 is divided in to several hundred sub-programs, calls, and themes. We have reviewed them and chosen those which are relevant for technology and product development, and grouped them into the following categories:
- Horizon 2020 Health
- Horizon 2020 Foodstuffs and Bioeconomy
- Horizon 2020 Information and Communication Technology
- Horizon 2020 Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Processing
- Horizon 2020 Energy
- Horizon 2020 Environment
- Horizon 2020 Transportation
- Horizon 2020 Security
- Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation
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Dedicated SME Instrument
The dedicated SME instrument offers excellent opportunities for SMEs to conduct R&D projects. Funding is offered in two separate project phases: 1) proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, and 2) development and demonstration activities. Please click on the links below to learn more about the individual offers:
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Business model innovation
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Health
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Foodstuffs and Bioeconomy
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - ICT
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Mobile e-government
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Processing
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Energy, Climate and Transportation
- Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Security
The EU has allocated EUR 27,818M for strengthening research and innovation activities within the EU through:
- The European Research Council: Supporting excellent Principal Investigators exploring promising fields of research
- Future and emerging technologies: Cooperative research within science and technology
- Marie Curie actions: Education and knowledge sharing
- Research Infrastructures: Improving Research infrastructures e.g. including instrumentation and participation of
industry and e-infrastructures
The EU has allocated EUR 20,280M for accelerating the development of technologies and innovative products, and strengthening SMEs through:
- Leadership within enabling and industrial technologies, including:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Nano technology
- Bio technology and advanced materials
- Factories of the future
- Sustainable process industries
- Energy-efficient buildings
- Access to risk finance: Easier access to loans, guarantees, equity finance etc. for research and innovation driven companies
- Innovation in SMEs: Bridging research and innovation activities
The EU has allocated EUR 35,888M for activities relevant to political goals and societal challenges by supporting:
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing
- Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research
- Secure, clean and efficient energy
- Smart, green and integrated transport
- Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
- Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
- Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
Possibilities with Horizon 2020
It is possible to apply for support towards costs connected with project research, development and demonstration activities. Further information can be found by clicking on the categories above.
Requirements for Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 emphasizes the establishments of public-private partnerships and cooperation across the value chain, where research and development activities are used to solve specific societal problems. In addition, the EU is looking to support SMEs through special initiatives such as the program for Innovation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
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