Factsheet: H2020


Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Horizon 2020 - Regulation No 1291/2013 of 11 December 2013 establishing Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) and repealing Decision No 1982/2006/EC
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. Relevant sections for biomass-related topics are: Industrial leadership (incl. biotechnology, access to risk finance, SME innovations), Societal challenges (Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, 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).
Support environmental friendly projects.

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Responsible Authority: 
DG Research and Innovation


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