Horizon 2020 is a new funding programme by The European Commission. From 2014 to 2020 EU Framework Programmes that support and promote innovations, research and development will filter in to Horizon.
Horizon 2020 launched on 31 January 2014 with a budget of 70Bn Euros allowing research organisations to submit proposals for funding. Horizon’s 2020 single set of rules simplifies EU funding. Taking over the research and development funding from the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation side of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
What’s in Horizon 2020 and how can it help innovators?
Horizon 2020 supports innovative ideas and research with a main focus to fund actions that:
- Personalises health and care
- Ensures effective health promotion, disease prevention, preparedness and screening is maintained throughout the NHS.
- Improves diagnosis
- Provide more innovative treatments and technologies
- Pushes for advancements in active and healthy ageing
- Makes citizen-centred care that is integrated and sustainable (e.g. personalised medicine and advanced ICT)
- Improves health information and data exploitation that can also be used for an evidence base for health policies and regulation
Detailed information on the EU Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme, available on link below: