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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020
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Taking on society’s big challenges

Horizon 2020 is the biggest ever EU research and innovation programme and places more emphasis than ever on making sure that Europe’s promising ideas get from the laboratory to the market.

Horizon 2020 will provide resources to encourage innovative small firms, fund more blue-sky research, and bring together different fields of science and technology. In doing so, Horizon 2020 aims to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, from ageing populations to the need for clean energy, and keep Europe’s economy competitive over the long term.

These videos give an overview of the Horizon 2020 programme, and provide details on how to apply.