Horizon 2020

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020 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. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

National Contact Points

Rannis hosts the National Contact Points (NCPs) for Horizon 2020 in Iceland. Here is a link to information about Icelandic National Contact Points for each section and sub-programme.

Horizon 2020 programme sections

Horizon 2020 has three main pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges, in addition to specific, cross-cutting programmes such as Science with and for Society and Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation. These pillars are divided into sub-programmes focused on particular fields of research and innovation:

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