Horizon 2020: Top Stories
EU governments slash Horizon 2020 top-up in half
Incoming budget head Günther Oettinger says the research programme will receive an extra €200M – and not €400M as proposed. Top universities say this is “peanuts” next to the €2.2B taken from Horizon 2020 to fund the Juncker Plan
How the European Research Council came to be
The ERC has become one of the world’s most important funders of basic research. As it approaches its 10th anniversary, a new account describes the formation and subsequent development of this beacon of excellence
EU proposes Europe-wide tax breaks for R&D
European Commission has put forward rules on how R&D could be supported through an ambitious new tax system. In an example given by the Commission, a company that spends €30 million on R&D could deduct €42.5 million from its taxable income
Horizon 2020: Special Coverage
Science|Business journalists and experts in Brussels are closely following the latest developments of the multi-billion Horizon 2020 programme, which aims to boost innovation in Europe between 2014 and 2020.
The programme is already underway: €79 billion over seven years for strengthening Europe’s technology base, pioneering science, sustaining innovative small companies, and helping solve some of our biggest societal challenges – in energy, healthcare, climate, security, food, transport and social cohesion.
This year, 2016, marks a turning point for Horizon 2020, the world’s second largest civilian research programme. After a strong start in 2014 with a funding rise and a surge in applications, the €77 billion programme is beset with questions about its future: Will its overall, annual budget be cut in this year’s EU funding review? How can it deal with the continuing tide of grant applications? What can applicants do to increase the odds of success? At the conference, Horizon 2020 experts will deliver tips and advice to perform better.
Horizon 2020: The insiders’ guide
The insider’s guide to Horizon 2020 with expert funding tips to help increase your odds of success
Horizon 2020: European Commission
The European Commission released its Horizon 2020 proposal in November 2011, and details its strategy in an official communication
The Commission put forward six legislative proposals:
Horizon 2020: European Parliament
In December 2012, the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee almost unanimously adopted amendments for the six distinctive parts of the Horizon 2020 legislation. Parliament will now have to reach a compromise with its co-legislator, the Council of Ministers.
Draft ITRE reports (June 2012):
Final ITRE reports (December 2012):
Horizon 2020: Council of Ministers
During 2012, the EU Council of Ministers adopted a series of common positions on the Horizon 2020 package.