An Open Innovation network for research organisations & businesses seeking funding from the European Union's €80 billion 'Horizon 2020' programme
The Horizon 2020 Programme
The EU's Horizon 2020 funding programme has an €80 billion budget to fund thousands of research & innovation projects, carried out by research organisations and companies all over the world. It drives real breakthroughs, discoveries and innovation by helping take great ideas from lab to market. €45 billion of Horizon 2020 funding still remains to be awarded before December 2020, as of June 2018.
By connecting excellent research directly to innovation, Horizon 2020 aims to secure Europe's global competitiveness. It achieves this through funding excellent science, industrial leadership, and collaborative efforts to tackle societal challenges. The overall goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation, and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to collaborate in delivering market-ready innovations.
Horizon 2020 Key Features
Horizon 2020 is open to any organisation, anywhere in the world
Horizon 2020 couples research to all forms of innovation, from research to retail.
Horizon 2020 offers at least € 8.6 billion of direct funding for small and medium sized companies
Horizon 2020 focuses on tackling key societal challenges facing the EU, e.g. health, clean energy, and transport
Horizon 2020 offers simplified access for companies, universities and research organisations
The Crowdhelix Network
Crowdhelix is an Open Innovation network for research organisations & businesses seeking funding from the European Union's €80 billion 'Horizon 2020' programme.
The Crowdhelix Network members include leading research & technology organisations and innovating SMEs from across Europe.
The Crowdhelix Network hosts communities called "Helixes" that act as a focus for collaborations on a particular research topic.
Online collaboration is facilitated by the purpose-built Crowdhelix Open Innovation platform.
The network holds topic-focused events to help launch successful Horizon 2020 project proposals
Horizon 2020 Structure
Horizon 2020's calls for proposals are organised into multiannual "Work Programmes", in the following categories:
European Research Council (ERC)
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT)
Information and Communication Technologies
Advanced manufacturing and processing
Access to risk finance
Innovation in SMEs
Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Smart, green and integrated transport
Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
Spreading excellence and widening participation
Science with and for Society
Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014-2018