Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is a single programme coupling research to innovation – taking research towards the market across all forms of innovation. The programme provides simplified access to European funding for all businesses, universities and institutes across Europe and beyond. There are three core themes or “pillars”:

  1. Excellent science

  2. Industrial leadership

  3. Societal challenges

Horizon 2020

Key points/focus:

Scope of calls includes:-

  • Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
  • Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL)
  • Energy-efficient buildings
  • Energy
  • EUREKA Eurostars
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
  • European Regional Area NETworks (ERANETS)
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Factories of the Future PPP
  • Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
  • A petrol pump and an electric car charger Green Cars PPP
  • TestubesHealth
  • Industrial biotechnology and eco-innovation
  • Information and Communications Technologies - ICT
  • Marie Curie Actions
  • NMP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing)
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Science with and for Society
  • Secure Societies
  • Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Space research
  • Spreading excellence and widening participation
  • Transport

Applications Procedure:

For contacts, see H2020 website.

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