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New Horizon 2020 webpages

You can now find out everything you need to know about Horizon 2020 funding on the Research Support Services webpages. Horizon 2020, the European Union's new research and innovation programme, started on 1 January 2014 and will last until 31 December 2020. With a budget of €70.2bn, the programme is designed to produce world-class science, to remove barriers to innovation and to make it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Three 'pillars'

Horizon 2020 has three main 'pillars' addressing major policy objectives:

  • Excellent Science - funding streams for researcher-led, 'bottom-up' projects
  • Industrial Leadership - strong emphasis on innovation in key technologies with strong industrial involvement
  • Societal Challenges - addresses seven major concerns of citizens and society through a challenge-based approach.

Researchers will also be able to seek funding from the Euratom and the Science with and for Society programmes.

In addition to the researcher-based programmes, there are two streams of funding which will attract institution-level participation in Horizon 2020; the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, which oversees Knowledge and Innovation Communities, and the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, which aims to address the disparities in research and innovation performance across the EU.

Find out more

Visit the new Horizon 2020 webpages to find out more.