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    Horizon 2020

    The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

    Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument of the European Commission that runs from 2014 to 2020 with a €70.2 billion budget. The EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

    The structure consists of three basic priorities:


    Excellent Science

    In this priority, the European Commission aims to


    Industrial Leadership

    In this priority, the European Commission aims to:

    • build leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
    • facilitate access to risk finance
    • provide strong support for innovation in SMEs.

    Societal Challenges