Research, Innovation and Science

Press Conference on launching the Horizon 2020, Brussels 30 November 2011

Remarks at press conference launching Horizon 2020. Photo © EU, 2011
"Our focus is on supporting the best research ideas that provide major business opportunities and change people’s lives for the better."

Brussels, 30 November 2011


Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for coming.

Horizon 2020, the European Union's proposed new research and innovation programme, is a break from the past and an investment in our future.

Running from 2014 to 2020, it is a programme to stimulate growth and jobs. It is designed to help the EU achieve the ambitious goals it set for itself under the Europe 2020 Strategy and Innovation Union.