The European Commission has presented on December 11th the first calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.
Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years (2014-15), the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. This includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014/2015, including topics such as personalised healthcare, digital security and smart cities.
The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 sets out the funding opportunities under the different parts of the programme; all are being published on the Participant Portal.
Each part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 describes the overall objectives, the respective calls, and the topics within each call. Each topic describes the challenge to be addressed, the scope of the activities to be carried out, and the expected impacts to be achieved.
Compared with the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), there are relatively fewer calls and topics. The Work Programme reflects the strong challenge-based approach of Horizon 2020, allowing applicants to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions.
For more information:
Horizon 2020 website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
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