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€8.1 billion Euro investment in research and innovation to create growth and jobs

Jul 10, 2012

The European Commission has announced the final and biggest ever calls for proposals under its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

In total, €8.1 billion is available to support projects and ideas that will boost Europe's competitiveness and tackle issues such as improving human health, protecting the environment and finding new solutions to challenges arising, for example, from urbanisation and managing waste.

Universities, research organisations and industry will be among more than 15,000 funding recipients in around 1,300 projects. Around €2.7 billion will help cement Europe's place as a world class destination for researchers, mainly through individual grants from the European Research Council (€1.75 billion), and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (€963 million) for research training and mobility. Some €1.2 billion is available for SMEs.

Cross-cutting strategic priorities in final FP7 calls:

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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.