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Horizon2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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Horizon2020

Horizon2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Background & policy context: 

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an € 80 billion budget, the EU's new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It will combine all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Strategic Objectives: 

Excellent Science

Horizon 2020 will raise the level of excellence in Europe's science base and ensure a steady stream of world-class research to secure Europe's long-term competitiveness. It will support the best ideas, develop talent within Europe, provide researchers with access to priority research infrastructure, and make Europe an attractive location for the world's best researchers.

Horizon 2020 will: support the most talented and creative individuals and their teams to carry out frontier research of the highest quality by building on the success of the European Research Council (ERC);

  • fund collaborative research to open up new and promising fields of research and innovation through support for Future and Emerging Technologies (FET);
  • provide researchers with excellent training and career development opportunities through the Marie Curie Actions;
  • ensure Europe has world-class research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond.

Competitive Industries

The Competitive Industries objective aims at making Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation, by promoting activities where businesses set the agenda. It will provide major investment in key industrial technologies, maximise the growth potential of European companies by providing them with adequate levels of finance and help innovative SMEs to grow into world-leading companies.

Horizon 2020 will:

  • build leadership in enabling and industrial technologies, with dedicated support for ICT, nano-technologies, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing, and space, while also providing support for cross-cutting actions to capture the accumulated benefits from combining several Key Enabling Technologies;
  • facilitate access to risk finance;
  • provide Union wide support for innovation in SMEs.

Better Society

Horizon 2020 reflects the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere. A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and m

Programme organisation: 

Horizon 2020 is a key tool in implementing the Innovation Union flagship initiative, in delivering on the commitments made therein and in responding to the conclusions of the 4 February 2011 European Council and to the European Parliament's Resolution of 12 May 2011 on the Innovation Union.

 

Horizon 2020 brings together all existing Union research and innovation funding, including

the Framework Programme for Research, the innovation related activities of the

Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Type of funding:
Total Budget: 
EUR 80 billion
Number of projects:
53
Projects covered: 
  • Throttle free natural gas engine - High performance throttle free gas engine for trucks on LNG
  • Throttle free natural gas engine - High performance throttle free gas engines for inland vessels
  • E-ferry - Prototype and full-scale demonstration of next generation 100% electrically powered ferry for passengers and vehicles
  • SUCCESS - Sustainable Urban Consolidation CentrES for conStruction
  • SRDE - System to Reduce Dust Emission from braking system of automotive vehicles.
Project Profiles:
  1. aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm
  2. Autodrive
  3. AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things
  4. Automotive Big Data Marketplace for Innovative Cross-sectorial Vehicle Data Services
  5. Biofuels from WASTE TO ROAD transport
  6. CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels
  7. City Logistics in Living Laboratories
  8. Cloud Large Scale Video Analysis
  9. Collective Innovation for Public Transport in European Cities
  10. Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders
  11. Developing the next generation Macro-Algae based biofuels for transportation via advanced bio-refinery processes
  12. Development of a new and highly efficient micro-scale CHP system based on fuel-flexible gasification and a SOFC
  13. Development of competitive, next generation biofuels from municipal solid waste
  14. Electric LOsses Balancing through integrated STorage and power Electronics towards increased synergy between Railways and electricity distribution networks
  15. Enabling the Energy Union through understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe
  16. Energy and economic efficiency for today’s smart communities through integrated multi storage technologies
  17. Energy Local Storage Advanced system
  18. European Initiative to Enable Validation for Highly Automated Safe and Secure Systems
  19. Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid
  20. Global Safety Management Framework for RAIL Operations
  21. GrowSmarter
  22. High performance throttle free gas engine for trucks on LNG
  23. High performance throttle free gas engines for inland vessels
  24. HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATED URBAN MODEL FOR SMART CITIES
  25. HyBalance
  26. InDrive : Automotive EGNSS Receiver for High Integrity Applications on the Drive
  27. Integrated and Replicable Solutions for Co-Creation in Sustainable Cities
  28. integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization Storage Technologies
  29. Low Cost GNSS and Computer Vision Fusion for Accurate Lane Level Navigation and Enhanced Automatic Map Generation
  30. MAximizing the UPscaling and replication potential of high level urban transformation strategies
  31. Multidimensional, integrated, risk assessment framework and dynamic, collaborative Risk Management tools for critical information infrastructures
  32. Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway
  33. Promoting Excellence and Recognition Seal of European Aerospace Universities
  34. Prototype and full-scale demonstration of next generation 100% electrically powered ferry for passengers and vehicles
  35. Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel
  36. Quality assurance concepts for adhesive bonding of aircraft composite structures by extended NDT
  37. REnaissance of Places with Innovative Citizenship and TEchnolgy
  38. Robust and Efficient processes and technologies for Drop In renewable FUELs for road transport
  39. Rotterdam, Umea and Glasgow: Generating Exemplar Districts In Sustainable Energy Deployment
  40. Sharing Cities
  41. Smart and Inclusive Solutions for a Better Life in Urban Districts
  42. SMart IsLand Energy systems
  43. Smart Logistics and Freight Villages Initiative
  44. Smart system of renewable energy storage based on INtegrated EVs and bAtteries to empower mobile, Distributed and centralised Energy storage in the distribution grid
  45. Smart Transition of EU cities towards a new concept of smart Life and Economy
  46. Sustainable Drop-In Transport fuels from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Low Value Urban Feedstocks
  47. Sustainable Urban Consolidation CentrES for conStruction
  48. System to Reduce Dust Emission from braking system of automotive vehicles.
  49. Towards Smart Zero CO2 Cities across Europe
  50. Triangulum: The Three Point Project / Demonstrate. Disseminate. Replicate.
  51. Unifying Control and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems
  52. UP-Drive : Automated Urban Parking and Driving
  53. Wide scale demonstration of Integrated Solutions and business models for European smartGRID
Contact Name: 
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Organisation: 
European Commission
Address: 
SDME 2/2
Zipcode: 
B-1049
City: 
Brussels
Contact country:
Telephone: 
+32 2 29 911111