Program implementation period: 2013.12 - 2020.12 Program short title: HORIZON2020 Program full title: HORIZON2020 The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation (FP8) Program website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en Program category: Research
Priorities:The program aims to enhance cooperation between research centers and business structures in order to improve distribution of latest scientific achievements and innovations.
risk research and innovations culminating in business breakthroughs in the European economy. HORIZON2020 is based on three pillars, each of them including a number of programs:
Excellent Science — €24.6 billion
European Research Council (ERC);
Future and emerging technologies (FET);
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions;
Social challenges — €31.7 billion
Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
Secure, clean and efficient energy;
Smart, green and integrated transport;
Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies — €17.9 billion
Development of pritority directions in industrial technologies:
— Information and Communication Technologies;
— Advanced Materials;
Advanced Manufacturing and Processing;
Access to risk finance;
Innovation in SMEs.
News and events program:June 15, 2015 – Submission of proposals for the joint RSF–DFG competition begins, ending on September 15, 2015.
June 15, 2015 – the Russian Scientific Foundation (RSF) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India announce their plans on the implementation of a coordinated competition for research led by international teams from the Russian Federation and India.
The competition is set to take place not later than September this year. One RSF grant amounts to 4-6 million rubles, while the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India allocates up to 6 million rupees annually. The grants are offered for basic and exploratory research in the fields of natural and engineering sciences. Proposal submission period will last for two months, and the results are expected to be summarized in four months after the end of the submission period.
A total of up to 600 million rubles and rupees is expected to be allocated for the implementation of the joint competition from 2015 to 2019.