Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the most important programme of the European Union devoted to research and innovation. It aims at introducing the great ideas conceived in the laboratory on the market. To this purpose, loans for 80 billion euros payables in a period of 7 years (2014 - 2020) have been made available.

Horizon 2020 enjoys the political support of the Europe leaders, who agree that the investment on research and innovation is essential for the future of the Union and have made him protagonist of the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Horizon 2020 is contributing to the achievement of this objective by associating the research to innovation and focusing on three key areas: scientific excellence, industrial leadership and challenges for society. The objective is to ensure an European development in science and technology able to stimulate economic growth.

Objectives and priorities

Forseeable activities

Who could participate

Participating Countries

Official documents