Page 12

crf_rapport_rgb_singlepage

Horizon 2020 at a glance Horizon 2020 is the fi nancial instrument implementing the Innova- •Provide € 31 748 million to help address major concerns and so- tion Union, a Europe 2020 fl agship initiative aimed at securing cietal challenges shared by all Europeans, such as climate change, Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with developing sustainable transport and mobility, making renewable an € 80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and energy more affordable, ensuring food safety and security, and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in coping with the challenge of an ageing population. Europe. SOCIETAL CHALLENGES: Horizon 2020 provides major simplifi cation through a single set of Horizon 2020 will tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge rules. It will combine all research and innovation funding currently the gap between research and the market by, for example, helping provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and innovative enterprises to develop their technological breakthroughs Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the into viable products with real commercial potential. This market- Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and driven approach will include creating partnerships with the private the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). sector and member states to bring together the resources needed. The proposed support for research and innovation under Horizon 2020 will: •Strengthen the EU’s position in science with a dedicated budget of € 24 598 million. This will provide a boost to top-level research in Europe, including an increase in funding of 77% for the very suc- cessful European Research Council (ERC). •Strengthen industrial leadership in innovation with a budget of € 17 938 million. This includes major investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for SMEs. 13


crf_rapport_rgb_singlepage
To see the actual publication please follow the link above