‘Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever. It has a budget of €80 billion that will be allocated to groups of universities, research organisations and businesses to carry out cutting-edge projects.
Horizon 2020 promises to drive breakthroughs, discoveries and innovation by taking great ideas from lab to market. It also offers various simplifications over previous Framework Programnes through a unified set of rules for participation.
By connecting research directly to innovation, Horizon 2020 aims to secure Europe's global competitiveness. It will achieve this through an emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The overall goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to collaborate in delivering marketable innovation.
Vision2020: The Horizon Network is a global platform that facilitates the participation of its members in Horizon 2020. Vision2020 acts as a hub for excellent Horizon 2020 participants from universities, research organisations, SMEs and corporates, and works to maximise the value and funding they can obtain from Horizon 2020.
Our research organisation members are a select group of world-leading European institutions that have been amongst the most active participants in the previous Framework Programmes, and have also been directly involved in the development of the Horizon 2020 programme. Our SME membership, on the other hand, is completely open and available to any small to medium sized company seeking Horizon 2020 collaboration.