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Commission supports scientific excellence in Europe

Investment of €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation.

Spanning seven years (2014 - 2020) and with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever.

It is implemented via multi-annual work programmes.

The European Commission presented today the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.

Over the next 3 years, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but critical topics such as migration, security, climate, clean energy and digital economy.

Horizon 2020 will also be more geared towards boosting breakthrough, market-creating innovation.

Since the beginning of its mandate, the Juncker Commission has been working hard to give Europe's many innovative entrepreneurs every opportunity to thrive.

Now, the Commission is launching the first phase of the European Innovation Council.

Between 2018 and 2020, the Commission will mobilise €2.7 billion from Horizon 2020 to support high-risk, high-gain innovation to create the markets of the future.

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MEMO: Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

Factsheet: European Innovation Council

Source: EU Commission News

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