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Research Infrastructures and the Europe 2020 Strategy

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Horizon 2020 is a key component in implementing the Innovation Union flagship under the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Horizon 2020 will be a radical departure from current EU research funding. It will modernise and simplify support for research and innovation around three major objectives: excellent science, competitive industries and better society. It will focus investment more than ever on addressing major concerns shared by all Europeans such as climate change, making renewable energy more affordable, ensuring safe food or coping with the challenges of an aging population. Smart investment in research and innovation provides a direct stimulus to the economy secures our excellent knowledge base and makes our businesses more competitive in a globalised world. The Commission is proposing a budget of 80 billion euro for Horizon 2020, which will run from 2014 to 2020.
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Type: Archives   Reference: I-071701   Date: 30/11/2011   Duration: 13:15
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