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Updated on 29 October 2013

Horizon 2020 will be one of the main European Union instruments aimed at achieving an “Innovation Union“, one of the Europe 2020 growth goals. It will focus on research outputs and innovation, with the goal of accelerating the commercialisation and diffusion of innovation.

Simplified framework

The Commission’s Horizon 2020 package brings together in a single strategic programme the three main current initiatives and sources of funding for EU research and innovation: the Framework Programme for research (FP7), the innovation part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), and the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Putting these instruments in one common framework aims to improve efficiency, create synergies and simplify rules for participation. In particular, it aims to increase industry participation levels in EU R&D programmes which have fallen over the past 15 years, from 43% in FP4 to 37% in…

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  1. EP Library
    November 28, 2012

    Thanks for reblogging!

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