Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Societal Challenges

29/09/2016
Could you help strengthen Europe's capacity to generate and scale up breakthrough innovations? The European Commission is inviting Europe's top innovators to join a High Level Group that will advise on the design of a potential European Innovation Council (EIC). Read more
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUNDING: MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE
22/09/2016
Horizon 2020, with a budget of €77bn from 2014 – 2020, is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever and one of the largest worldwide. Horizon 2020 promotes Europe’s scientific and technological excellence to extend the frontiers of human knowledge, boost the EU’s economic competitiveness, address societal challenges and remove barriers to innovation, including between the public and private sector. Read more
21/09/2016
The European Commission will set up a High Level Group of experts who will advise on how to maximise the impact of the EU's investment into research and innovation. The Group will be chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, the Commission decided on 21 September 2016. Read more
21/09/2016
The European Investment Bank today announced a €20 million loan agreement with German-based Heliatek, a world leader in the production of organic photovoltaic devices and solar films. Read more
20/09/2016
The European Commission presented today key policy recommendations that will help enhance the performance of Hungary in research and innovation. These recommendations were requested by Hungary under the Policy Support Facility (PSF), a new instrument under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. Read more
20/09/2016
In war, there are rules - but sometimes countries decide that they don't apply. Colonial campaigns, for example, were often seen as exceptions. EU-funded research is studying several fought over a century ago. Ancient history? Hardly. Many aspects of this troubled past remain relevant to current debates as the world attempts to tackle terrorism. Read more
Image of digitally projected car
19/09/2016
By redesigning the car interior and harnessing the latest electronic technologies, EU-funded scientists are designing and developing an affordable and user-friendly electric vehicle specifically for Europe's ageing population. A prototype should be ready in 2018. Read more
12/10/2016
Jointly organised by RTD/Transport directorate and EGVIA, this event aims to disseminate project results, exchange views and experiences, and discuss future research needs in advanced automotive batteries research. Read more
12/09/2016
As part of its update of EU copyright rules, the European Commission today proposed a copyright exception that would permit researchers to analyse on a large scale scientific data to which they have lawful access. Read more
28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists
07/09/2016
The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists, an initiative of the European Commission, was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. Read more

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