Horizon 2020 – the EU's new research & innovation programme

Enterprise Ireland - Horizon 2020
Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of €8Obn Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, and Seán Sherlock, TD, Minister for Research and Innovation, launched the largest European fund to date to support research and innovation to an audience of more than 2,000 people  from companies and academic researchers in Ireland at the National Convention Centre, Dublin on the 10 December 2013 .
“Investment in research, innovation and science is essential if Europe and Ireland are to create new high-quality jobs,” Geoghegan-Quinn said.ost €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s new programme for research and innovation and is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.  Horizon 2020 is a core part of Europe 2020 the Innovation Union and the European Research Area and is responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth, addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment and strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology.
Horizon 2020 funding is based on competitive calls that are open to everyone. It is up to individual researchers, research organisations, companies or other organisations to get involved.”  Geoghegan-Quinn urged Irish companies and researchers to “be ambitious, find partners to collaborate with and apply now”.
Ireland is well positioned to benefit from Horizon 2020, building on our excellent performance in the last EU programme for research and development, the Seventh EU Framework Programme (FP7).
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Call for Applications
The first call for applications opens on Wednesday 11th December, 2013. For details, visit EU Horizon 2020.