The European Commission has announced the first set of Calls for Proposals under Horizon 2020. The calls will cover the years 2014-2015.
The Programme provides financial support to boost Europe – wide Research and Innovation as well as bridging the gap between research and the market through, for example, helping innovative enterprises to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential. Opportunities are open to a wide spectrum of organisations – from universities and research institutes, to businesses and public and third sector organisations.
The Programme Priorities for Horizon 2020 are;
- Excellent Science – aiming to strengthen the EU’s position in science by providing a boost to top-level research in Europe, including through the European Research Council.
- Industrial Leadership – aiming to strengthen industrial leadership in innovation, including through major investment in key technologies and greater access to capital and support for SMEs.
- Societal Challenges – to help tackle major societal challenges across Europe such as climate change; sustainable transport and mobility; making renewable energy more affordable; ensuring food safety and security; and coping with the challenge of an ageing population.
The European Commission has also launched the general website Horizon 2020 Website .
EURHONET is working hard to obtain more EU funds in the coming years, soon we will publish news about it.