Horizon 2020 is the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2014-2020. Its name reflects its ambition: the main goal is to stimulate ideas and generate growth and jobs, investing in research and innovation, in order to improve the competitiveness of European economy.
H2020 is structured into three pillars, each of them with specific goals.
- European Research Council
Frontier research by the best individual teams
- Future and Emerging technologies
Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation
- Marie Sklodowska Curie actions
Opportunities for training and carrer development
- Research Infrastructure (including e-infrastructure)
Ensuring access to world-class facilities
- Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
ICT, nanotechnology, materials, biotechnology, manuifacturing, space
- Access to risk finance
Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation
- Innovation in SMEs
Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing
- Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine e maritime reasearch & the bio-economy
- Secure, clean and efficient energy
- Smart, green and integrated transport
- Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
- Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
- Secure societies
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Spreading Excellence and Widening Partecipation
Science with and for society
Joint Research Center (JRC)
The Participant Portal is the online official H2020 website useful to apply and find the reference documents for the drafting, the management and the financial reporting of the projects.
How to search for a topic on the Participant Portal
Surfing on the Participant Portal, it is possible to search for call for proposals or specific topics in the section "Funding Opportunities".
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