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What business areas are covered by Horizon 2020?

The scope of Horizon 2020 is broad, creating opportunities, but also creating complexity in terms of identifying which areas and calls within the areas may be suitable for a particular company.

There are two schemes most relevant to SMEsClick for description.

Within the main scheme, including Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies and Societal Challenges, funding is available for projects which:

Create growth in sectors like:

  • Information and communication technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Space

 

Respond to challenges like:

  • Healthcare
  • Food security
  • Energy efficiency
  • Transport safety and efficiency
  • Climate change and resource degradation
  • Security

 

Specific areas that are excluded are:

  • Human cloning
  • Military

*Source: Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016 – 2017. (European Commission Decision C(2016)4614 of 25 July 2016), available at European Commission Research & Innovation Participant Portal – Reference Documents: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html#h2020-work-programmes-2016-17.

Within the dedicated SME Instrument, whilst there are thematic calls, there is more flexibility in the scope of projects.

Project topic areas include:

  • Open disruptive innovation
  • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, manufacturing and processing
  • Biotechnology
  • Space research and development
  • Healthcare biotechnology
  • ICT solutions for health, well-being and ageing
  • Sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors
  • Blue growth – marine and aquaculture industries
  • Low carbon and efficient energy
  • Transport and smart cities mobility
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • New business models for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • Security research and development

*Source: Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016 – 2017. (European Commission Decision C(2016)4614 of 25 July 2016), available at European Commission Research & Innovation Participant Portal – Reference Documents: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html#h2020-work-programmes-2016-17

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