Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. (quotation by offical website of Horizon 2020)
The programme structure consists of three pillars:
Below you can find the links for each pillar:
In each of these pillars, the EU has committed to funding both basic research projects as well as applied science (“close-to-market innovation”)