Horizon 2020

What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's 8th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and to date the largest ever promising more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.

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How to participate

Who can partcipate in Horizon 2020? The Programme is open to universitites, research organisations and enterprises, offering a wide range of funding opportunities in a variety topics and research areas, either for joint endeavours or individual grants.

Interested in finding out more about EU funding for your project? We can provide more information and help find a suitable proposal call to match your research area.


75 billion Euro



Horizon 2020 is divided into 3 three pillars:

Excellent Science
The Excellent Science part of H2020 supports the world-class science in Europe, by developing, attracting and retaining research talent and supporting the development of the best research infrastructures.

Industrial Leadership
The Industrial Leadership pillar aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies.

Societal Challenges
The pillar of Societal Challenges supports R&I that target society and citizens (climate, environment, energy, transport, etc.). It supports the development of breakthrough solutions coming from multi-disciplinary collaborations, which include social sciences and humanities.

Structure Horizon 2020