The Collaborative Projects are by far the largest program area within H2020 with a total budget of 50 billion Euros in 2014-2020.
Collaborative Projects in H2020 allow companies to develop and commercialize their new products and services together with European partners. Also, they allow companies to link up with leading knowledge networks in their industries. In funded Collaborative Projects, participating companies typically obtain 70 % support for their project costs. For some supported activities, the support is 100 %.
Typically, Collaborative Projects require participation from at least three partners from different EU or associated countries. Most supported projects have 5-8 partners, and a budget of 2-10 million Euros. Support for Collaborative Projects is offered within predefined themes that are published by the EU Commission on a running basis. An exact match with a theme is a prerequisite for obtaining funding.