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Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Sep 27, 2011

"Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation" will be the new, integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding opportunities currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development (FP7), the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

These different types of funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner. Horizon 2020 will eliminate fragmentation and ensure more coherence, including with national research programmes. It will be closely linked to key sectoral policy priorities such as health, food security and the bio-economy, energy and climate change. Research and innovation funding will focus clearly on addressing global challenges. The access to programs and participation will be made easier and simpler.

The new programme will enter into force on 1 January 2014, after the end of FP7 on 31 December 2013.


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.