HORIZON 2020 is the new European programme for research and innovation which provides a unique framework for financing innovative initiatives in all sectors.

Innovation is at the heart of the programme so to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in the next years on a global scale.

It is particularly focused on SMEs to which specific actions and funds are addressed.

HORIZON 2020 is structured in three main areas:

  • Excellent Science   to promote the excellence of the European scientific research.
  • Industrial Leadership   to develop technology and innovation for businesses, particularlySMEs.
  • Societal Challenges   for innovative and market-oriented initiatives to tackle the main EU societal challenges.

Each area includes specific funding sectors (see diagram).

H2020 calls  for proposals are available on the dedicated website Participant Portal.

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