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Horizon 2020: Commission proposes €80 billion investment in research and innovation, to boost growth and jobs

The European Commission has presented an €80 billion1 package for
research and innovation funding, as part of the drive to create sustainable
growth and new jobs in Europe. The new programme, "Horizon 2020" will
make it easier for applicants to seek funding and is designed to help bring
more good ideas to market. Horizon 2020 will run from 2014 to 2020.

Horizon 2020 will bring together all existing EUi research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP), the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIPi) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The different types of funding provided by the existing programmes will be brought together into ai single coherent, flexible framework which will run from 2014 to 2020.
It will provide funding for every stage of the innovation process from basic research to market uptake, in line with the EUi'si commitments under the "Innovation Union".
Horizon 2020 will be complemented by further measures to complete the European Research Area by 2014 (IP/11/1025, MEMO/11/597). These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create ai genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020-documents

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