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    Update of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes

    Published on 27 March 2020
    Author: Euresearch Network Office, National Contact Points

    The Horizon 2020 Work Programmes have been updated and published

    The following Work Programmes have been updated on 25 March 2020. Where no details are given in the list below, the changes are only minor.

    Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

    • FET-Proactive (also-known-as EIC Pathfinder) new sub-topic on Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation storage and conversion, topics have been adapted and some deadlines changed

    European research infrastructures

    • Adaption to the “Other actions” section relating to “External expertise”, for the new expert group that will carry out an assessment of the implementation of the ERIC Regulation

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

    • Adaptation to the „Other Action” for a study on deployment and access to finance in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

    Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology


    • New action on quantum communication infrastructure

    Access to Risk Finance

    • Modifying allocation of budget between InnovFin financial instruments implemented by the EIB and the EIF
    • Increasing by € 117 million of the 2020 budget for the action 3.3 EIC Pilot Accelerator Equity Support

    Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises

    Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy

    Secure, clean and efficient energy

    • Topic LC-SC3-ES-12-2020 replaced with topic LC-SC3-ES-13-2020
    • Modifications of existing topic LC-SC3-B4E-13-2020
    • Clarification of the status of third country organisations in topics RES-3, RES-34, RES-25, RES-36
    • 8 New Other Actions
    • Changes of budgets/timing and fine-tuning of scope for a number of Other Actions

    Smart, green and integrated transport

    Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

    Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

    • Adaptions of the indicative overall budget for topics under the Infrastructure and the Security calls

    Science with and for Society

    • New topic deadlines under the SwafS Call (23 April 2020) as well as adaptions to Other Actions

    European Innovation Council (EIC)

    • The UK-based legal entities are eligible to participate in the grant part only 
    • Introduction of EIC Accelerator pilot – SME Instrument – Green Deal
    • Budget changes
    • Explanations for ‘Green Deal’ and action on ‘Women innovator’.
    • Minimum sustainability and expected impact requirements
    • EIC Support Actions: modified actions 1,2,7 and new actions 9->13

    All Work Programmes are available in the Reference Documents section of the Funding & Tender portal

    Please note that due to the rapidly evolving Corona Virus situation, some of the updated Work Programmes (for instance „Health, demographic change and wellbeing“) may not yet include the postponed deadlines.