Horizon 2020

With almost 80 billion euros available for funding, you can state Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU programme. Are you overlooking the options for research or innovation within social challenges, industrial leadership and top-level science? Scroll down and read more about Horizon 2020 or contact a PNO consultant right away.

Qualifications for Horizon 2020

At an European level, you are involved in research, technical development and innovation. Also, at least three different European countries are involved and collaborate on the project. Does your project meet these conditions? Chances are that your project is eligible for funding.

Excellent Science

Not only fundamental research is an important theme, exchange projects are too. Horizon 2020 Excellent Science has grants available for the following:

  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Future and Emerging technologies (FET)
  • Marie Sklodowska-curie
  • Research Infrastructures

Industrial Leadership

Improvements and innovative technologies help European businesses rapidly grow into leading companies worldwide. Horizon 2020 embraces small, medium and bigger enterprises with subsidies for:

  • ICT
  • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production
  • Space
  • Innovation in SMEs

Societal Challenges

Innovations and solutions for specific societal challenges. Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges provides subsidies for:

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • Secure societies

Pilot European Innovation Council (EIC)

Projects from top innovators, startups, small businesses and researchers that have international potential to scale up get supported by EIC. Often, these ideas are brilliant yet very risky and radically different from existing products, services or business models. An example of instruments that support this are:

  • SME instrument
  • Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open

How to apply for Horizon 2020

Are you wondering what subsidy is the best fit for your ambitions within the Horizon 2020 theme? We are happy to help you with this. This way, together we contribute to (international) project development, joint ventures and European subsidy applications. Let us get to know each other and talk more about your project.

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