Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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07/07/2014 - 18:42
Research and innovation contribute directly to prosperity in Europe and the well-being of its citizens and society. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are. Read more
15/06/2014 - 13:01
The COFET project aims to support the future development of the FET programme within Horizon 2020 based on a dialogue between science, policy, industry and society. Three conferences will address three different topics, with this report presenting the outcomes and discussions from our Conference held in Pisa, Italy on the 30th and 31st January 2014, and which was focused on all aspects of outreach and stakeholder engagement. The ultimate objective was to move FET projects, and potentially the FET Programme, beyond the traditional view of dissemination and towards a more holistic value driven view encompassing outreach, engagement and citizen science. Read more
26/05/2014 - 11:54
At first glance, it's hard to image how the powder which looks like black soot can live up to the promise of being an industrial game-changer. From pliable mobile phones to stronger condoms and tennis rackets and more efficient satellites, there is seemingly no end to the possibilities suggested for the material, which was discovered 10 years ago, and now has scientists scrambling to find uses for it. At the rear of a building complex in Cleveland, once an ICI research and development facility, a small company of 20 people is well aware of the weight of expectation that graphene carries.When Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), spun out of Durham University, made its stock market debut last November, the float was more than two times oversubscribed. Within a couple of days, the share price had tripled. Read more
23/04/2014 - 11:41
Considering a doctoral degree? Looking for partnerships between academic and non-academic organisations or staff exchanges? Keen on outreach activities? There is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action for you. Read more
16/04/2014 - 18:21
Looking for the best funding opportunities on research and innovation? Searching business and academia collaboration? Thinking to restart your research career? Read the flyer and find the most convenient funding opportunities for you! Read more
10/03/2014 - 11:07
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever. Almost €80 billion of funding is available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private and national public investment that this money will attract. Horizon 2020 will help to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science and technology, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering solutions to big challenges facing our society. This pocket guide explains the programme in more detail. Currently available in English and will be available in all EU languages in the coming weeks. Read more
20/01/2014 - 01:00
Interested in Open Government, eParticipation, mobile eGovernment, cloud of public services, use of emerging technologies in public sector, etc...?

Find your way and your funding opportunities in the new programme Horizon 2020. Read the flyer!

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15/01/2014 - 11:51
The SME instrument (Horizon 2020) offers seamless business innovation support from idea to market, covering the three stages of the full innovation cycle (proof-of-concept, innovation development and commercialisation). In addition, a coaching and mentoring scheme is provided exclusively to beneficiaries of the instrument in order to accelerate the impact of the funding provided. Find out more via this brochure! Read more
10/12/2013 - 15:17

This publication presents the results of a group of more than sixty experts. With concrete case studies, the report shows that gender differences, in terms of needs, behaviours and attitudes, play an important role in research design/content, and hence, the societal relevance and quality of research outcomes. It also reveals that these differences may vary over time and across different sectors of society, thus requiring gender specific analyses. The report provides tools and guidance that will be useful to researchers when preparing proposals for Horizon 2020. Further case studies from EU and international research can be found on the Gendered Innovations website, which was created in cooperation with Stanford University.


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05/12/2013 - 13:43
Horizon 2020 is the main financial instrument implementing Innovation Union, one of the Europe 2020 flagship initiatives aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Building on the success of previous research framework programmes, this brochure presents a selection of results from EU funded projects that have shown great strides in innovation and will make a positive change to our daily lives. Read more