Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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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
05/12/2013 - 01:00

Building on the success of previous research framework programmes, this brochure presents a selection of twelve examples showing how research and innovation activities conducted by SMEs make a real difference to EU citizens’ everyday lives, in fields as varied as health, construction, eco-tourism or agriculture. This series of stories illustrates that research & innovation hold business opportunities for SMEs, and that innovation is easier to achieve in well-balanced partnerships, where organizations can complement each other in order to accomplish a successful go-to-market and sustainable competitiveness.

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05/12/2013 - 01:00

This report presents the results of the ex ante impact assessments carried out as part of the Horizon 2020 policy formulation process. It explains the problems that the programme aims to tackle, why it is structured as it is, and what it is expected to achieve in terms of impact on Europe's economy and society.

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20/11/2013 - 16:38

This document provides a report on the 1st COFET Conference on the subject of ‘Innovation & Competitiveness in the Context of FET’ that was held on the 20th
and 21st June in London.

COFET aims at supporting the future development of the FET programme based on a focused dialogue between science, policy, industry, and society. FET Future will realize a set of conferences and workshops addressing current and forthcoming challenges for interdisciplinary, ICT-related visionary research as exemplified in the FET programme of the EU's Framework Programme.


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20/11/2013 - 13:17
At ICT2013 in Vilnius (6-8 November 2013), the session “Government - More than the sum of the parts” chaired by Jeremy Millard was focused on challenges for governments and the future of public services. The question how public administration can become agents of change and innovation as well as drivers of smart growth was discussed by three inspiring speakers.
Discover them and read the report!


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