Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It is the successor of FP7, the seventh Framework Programme.

For the European policy maker, Horizon 2020 is a means to implement the Innovation Union and the Europe 2020 strategy, designed to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness thanks to a wide variety of funding instruments, research domains, and other targeted measures. For European and Luxembourg research organisations or innovative companies, Horizon 2020 is a unique opportunity to join European-wide or international teams to further their research agenda. The programme offers interesting funding opportunities.

First pillar of Horizon 2020

Excellent Science

Making the European research and innovation system more competitive compared to other parts of the world

Second pillar of Horizon 2020

Industrial Leadership

Speed up the development of technologies and innovations that will enable competitive growth for European SMEs

Third pillar of Horizon 2020

Societal Challenges

Bringing together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines