Although the Flagships are at a very early stage of implementation, we're launching this Staff Working Document (SWD) to take stock of progress so far and, most importantly, to present the Flagship model and its implementation in the Union's Research Framework Programmes, in particular within the current Horizon 2020 (H2020).

Flagships are long-term, very large scale research initiatives aiming to solve an ambitious challenge such as understanding the human brain or exploiting the potential of graphene, the newly discovered revolutionary material. 
With Flagships, the Commission proposes a new partnering model for long-term European co-operative research.

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