European Commission Final Horizon 2020 Work Programmes Published – With €11 billion to be invested in Research and Innovation
On the 2nd July the European Commission published the final work programmes for Horizon 2020 – detailing how €11 billion will be invested in the EU research and innovation funding programme.
The announcement confirmed that over the next year, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but crucial, topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics, cybersecurity and the digital economy. It will also be geared towards shaping the future research and innovation landscape by preparing the way for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme (2021-2027).
You can read the full announcement including the political priorities, how it will boost 'blue sky' research, enhance international cooperation and act as a bridge to Horizon Europe on the European Commission website by clicking here.
The upcoming topics are now also available to view on the European Commission Participant Portal – which details over 270 forthcoming opportunities as well as those which are currently open for applications.
It is also possible to view the final updated work programmes through the links below. These documents provide additional background information which provides an introduction and overview of why the European Commission is investing the topics / opportunities.
- Future and Emerging Technologies (FETs)
- Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)
- Research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)
- Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology
- Health, demographic change and well-being
- 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
- Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
- Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens