Horizon 2020 Programme
The European Union has initiated a major innovative development and research program called Horizon 2020. The funding of the program is approximately €80 biliion from 2014 to 2020. This program ensures significant breakthroughs and discoveries by the collaboration between academia and industry. The Horizon 2020 program is a financial tool that effectively implements the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative, aimed at ensuring European supremacy in the global competitive field.
The Horizon 2020 program is a powerful economic growth engine that creates jobs and has received the political support of European leaders and MEPs. Everyone agrees that this research and development is a good investment for our future and that is why it is at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and employment program.
Through the development and innovative research, the Horizon 2020 program manages to produce excellent science, outstanding industrial leadership and success in addressing social challenges. The overarching goal is to ensure the removal of barriers to innovation, alleviation of the public and private sectors so that they can collaborate and work together and provide innovative products and services and above all ensure European scientific superiority on a global scale.
The Horizon 2020 program is open to everyone and is built on a simple structure that optimizes working time and allows participants to focus on the really important things. In this way, new projects are handled on a high professional level and manage to achieve quality results in a relatively short time.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.
Research and innovation in responsible approach
Responsible research and innovation processes are carried out through proper assessment of potential social implications with a view to designing inclusive, innovative, sustainable research-based programs.