Horizon 2020 (H2020)

Horizon 2020 is the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of 70 billion Euro.
Horizon 2020

H2020 combines all EU research and innovation funding previously provided through the 7th Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
 
Commercial opportunities
H2020 holds a large number of funding programmes. In general, the H2020 approach is to tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market by, for example, helping innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential.
 

For companies, the most attractive points into H2020 are the following three:

The SME Instrument: H2020 includes an attractive funding instrument targeted at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) holding innovative ideas with high market potential.

Read more about the SME Instrument here.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: H2020 funds the training, mobility and recruitment of individual researchers in companies as well as in Academia.

Read more about Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions here.

Collaborative Projects: H2020 funds direct collaboration between companies and research institutions within a multitude of specific themes.

Read more on Collaborative Projects here.


Upcoming deadlines for Horizon 2020



EU
Horizon 2020
04-11-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 1
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
07-10-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
02-09-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
19-05-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
13-05-2020
private sector
Call Topic
FET-Open: Challenging Current Thinking
Type of activity
RIA
EU
Horizon 2020
06-05-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 1
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
18-03-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
19-02-2020
SMF // Store Företag // Offentliga Institutioner
Call Topic
FTI - Fast Track to Innovation Cut-Off Date
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
12-02-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 1
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
08-01-2020
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
11-11-2019
private sector
Call Topic
Information and Communication Technologies: Cybersecurity
Type of activity
RIA
EU
Horizon 2020
07-11-2019
H2020
Call Topic
Science with and for society
Type of activity
CSA, LP
EU
Horizon 2020
06-11-2019
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 1
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
22-10-2019
SMF // Store Företag // Offentliga Institutioner
Call Topic
FTI - Fast Track to Innovation Cut-Off Date
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
09-10-2019
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 2
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
26-09-2019
SME // Large Enterprises // Public sector
Call Topic
MSCA-COFUND: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
25-09-2019
Private institutions
Call Topic
EURATOM: Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection Research
Type of activity
International Cooperation, RIA
EU
Horizon 2020
18-09-2019
private sector
Call Topic
FET-Open: Challenging Current Thinking
Type of activity
RIA
EU
Horizon 2020
05-09-2019
SME
Call Topic
SME Instrument Cut-Off Date - Phase 1
Type of activity
R&D
EU
Horizon 2020
04-09-2019
Private institutions
Call Topic
JTI - Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Type of activity
RIA, CSA, DEMO, FLAG
EU
Horizon 2020
03-09-2019
private sector // Public sector
Call Topic
Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: secure, clean and efficient energy
Type of activity
R&I
EU
Horizon 2020
27-08-2019
private sector // public sector
Call Topic
Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: secure, clean and efficient energy
Type of activity
R&I
EU
Horizon 2020
22-08-2019
SME // Private institutions // Public sector
Call Topic
Digital Security: Cybersecurity, digital privacy and data protection
Type of activity
R&D, Innovation, Research and Innovation action
EU
Horizon 2020
22-08-2019
Private institutions // Public sector
Call Topic
Security (Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union)
Type of activity
Innovation, R&D