A Q&A about how to succeed in Horizon 2020, with Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, European Commission.
In January, the European Union began its largest-ever research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Excellent science, industrial leadership, societal challenges -- all are areas for new ideas and projects that the EU is funding. But the new programme is different from its smaller predecessors. How? Why? And most of all: What guidance can the Commission offer to applicants?
This Q&A with the top administrator for the programme, moderated by Science|Business CEO Richard L. Hudson, took place during a Horizon 2020 partner-matchmaking session organised by Enterprise Europe Network, Vision2020, and Science|Business.