Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme yet with around 77Bn€ available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment the programme is attracting.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Topics encompass major challenges for the EU such as Transport, Climate, Security research and leadership in enabling and industrial technologies. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
While Horizon 2020 is in its final phase, ASD R&T stakeholders are now working to prepare the next EU Framework Programme for Research and innovation: Horizon Europe (HEU, 2021-2027). The European Commission presented its proposal in June 2018, and the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement in Spring 2019. ASD R&T stakeholders keep on establishing the positions to be adopted with respect to industry’s main concerns in the R&T domain. These messages will be put forward all along the HEU preparation period, to feed in the Strategic Plan of the first four years of Horizon Europe.