Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

The first “Environment and Resources” projects under Horizon 2020 take off

18 projects in the area of eco-innovation and raw materials, with an EU contribution of more than €70 million have started.

The projects, covering 33 countries of which 23 are EU Member States, focus on research and innovation as well as coordination and support actions.

Projects details are available here for download.

These projects result from the call H2020-SC5-WASTE-WATER-2014-OneStage closed on 8th April 2014 and are managed by EASME.

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First Horizon 2020 water innovation projects kick off

Kick-off meeting for new Horizon 2020 water projects

The projects were selected among 26 proposals submitted for the first Horizon 2020 call for proposals on water innovation (WATER-4a-2014). Collectively, they receive an EU contribution of about EUR 5.46 million for coordinating and supporting actions between programs and countries to harness EU water innovation.

Five new water eco-innovation projects – the first ones funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme – kicked off with a meeting in Brussels.

Horizon 2020: €72 million for 45 new energy-efficiency projects

45 new energy-efficiency projects, covering 34 countries, have just been launched with funding from the Horizon 2020 programme.

The new projects work towards more energy-efficient buildings, heating and cooling, industrial systems, and products; they engage with consumers or mobilise investment in sustainable energy. Whilst some projects foster research and innovation, others aim at the market uptake of best available technologies.

The European Commission contributes a total of €72 million to these projects with a view to creating an energy landscape that is cleaner, affordable, more competitive and more secure.

Horizon 2020: 77 proposals received on energy-efficient buildings design and industrial heat recovery technologies

The European Commission received 77 proposals for research projects on energy-efficient buildings design and heat recovery technologies by the Energy-efficiency Call deadline on 4 February 2015.

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency: 45 projects pre-selected for funding

Evaluation of the 393 proposals submitted for the closing date on 5 June has been completed. Experts selected 45 project proposals for which grant agreements are now being prepared.

Proposals selected per call topic

The funding proposals cover 15 different call topics ranging from socio-economic research on energy efficiency to project development assistance for sustainable energy investment schemes.

Almost a quarter of the proposals – 94 – sought funding for research and innovation projects on new ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency (call topic EE-11-2014).

New infographic: Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency

Find out what kind of energy efficiency projects can be funded under Horizon 2020.

Our infographic gives an overview of the 2015 funding priorities.

The infographic is also available in print in both hand-out (A4) and poster (A0) formats. Ordering is free of charge. Please contact us via the contact form on this website specifying the necessary details (format, quantity, and address).

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Infographic - Horizon 2020's SME Instrument in a nutshell

Discover the SME Instrument of Horizon 2020 through this infographic produced by EASME.

SME instrument celebrates first great success after first cut-off date

The first applications are in, and the first results for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 SME Instrument have surpassed expectations! The first cut-off date has just passed on 18 June 2014, and 2 666 proposals have been submitted.

The open disruptive innovation scheme attracted the most proposals (885), followed by low carbon energy systems (372), nanotechnologies (305) and eco-innovation/raw materials (241). The general expected success rate for applications in this cut-off date is of 6.2%.


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