Horizon 2020, with a budget of 79 billion euros for the period 2014 to 2020, is among the largest funding instruments in the world for collaborative scientific research. With a three-pronged strategy covering targeting excellence in science, industrial leadership and societal challenges, it presents enormous opportunities for researchers and industry in Europe and around the world.
In March 2013, ISC convened a major associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU which explored the potential of EU science to support the global response to global challenges. Horizon 2020 was identified as a key instrument in this regard and attention must now turn to putting ideas into action. To support this process, and as follow up to the March 2013 conference, ISC is now providing concise and relevant information on Horizon 2020 through a guide which can be downloaded here. Interested parties can gain an overview of the structure, purpose and aims of Horizon 2020, an analysis of its innovative features, the negotiation process towards political agreement and first steps towards participating in the programme.
ISC Intelligence in Science has a unique set of skills and experience as a partner in the Calls for Proposals process. It has deployed these attributes to disseminate R&D information effectively, to raise decision-maker awareness of R&D excellence and develop R&D profiles in an EU context for innovative organisations.
We would like to hear from any parties interested in participating in Horizon 2020 and invite you to contact Mr Ronan Cunniffe firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Declan Kirrane email@example.com.
ISC organised a meeting at the European Parliament on 21 January titled: "EU Development Aid: Experiences and Recommendations from Stakeholders Driving Science and Innovation", hosted by MEP Catherine Bearder.