The EU Framework Agreements – Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 Program – Cooperation in R&D and Innovation as part of the European Frameworks Program
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation and constitutes the world’s largest platform for the funding of research, development and innovation. The program, which began operation in 2014 and will conclude in 2020, has a multi-year budget of approximately 77 billion Euros. Israel is a full partner in the program and Israeli entities are eligible to submit requests and receive funding.
The program funds:
- Consortiums between at least three partners from three countries for R&D and innovation activities. The partners may be from the fields of industry, academia, research institutes, public and private organizations, and any other legal entity relevant to the consortium’s activity.
- Outstanding scientists in groundbreaking research via the ERC (European Research Council) Program.
- Small and medium-sized businesses via the SME Instrument.
- Researchers’ mobility via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Program.
Who is the program for?
Any organization or legal entity that would benefit from cooperation in international research, development and innovation processes: companies, startups, corporations, research and academic institutions, government agencies, hospitals, municipalities, non-profit organizations and others.
How do you submit a request for funding?
Calls for Proposals are publicized for the various programs, in some cases several times a year and in others, just once a year. Information regarding the calls for proposals can be found in the EC Participant Portal.
What do you get?
- The possibility to realize large scale and costly projects.
- A monetary grant to carry out the project, without giving up the rights to its intellectual property. Exemption from paying royalties as repayment for grant funds.
- Access to subsidized loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
- Access to knowledge generated by the project.
- Involvement in setting international standards.
- Dialogue with European R&D and innovation policy makers.
- Exposure to and partnership in innovative technologies.
- Establishment and deepening of cooperation with EU research groups.
- Creation of a business network that extends access to European markets.
- Opening of new markets.
- Enhanced familiarity of and business intelligence on clients, suppliers and competitors.
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