Commissioner delivers keynote address at Launch of Horizon 2020 in Madrid
"Spain is in an excellent position to benefit from Horizon 2020. Your researchers and innovators are already active participants in FP7 - more than 8,300 of whom are participating in FP7 projects, receiving a total funding of 2.5 billion Euro."
Madrid, 11 November 2013
Your Royal Highness,
Minister De Guindos,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am delighted to be in Madrid today for the official launch of Horizon 2020.
Later on, you will hear detailed information on what Horizon 2020 entails, including from experts from different services of the European Commission.
I would like to take this opportunity to highlight what I think are the most exciting opportunities offered by the new programme, what I expect the programme to deliver to you, but also what we expect from the proposers.