Horizon 2020

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If your company or knowledge institute collaborates internationally in the areas of research, technological development and innovation, you can participate in the European Horizon 2020 programme. Horizon 2020 is the successor to the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It will shortly be succeeded by Horizon Europe.

When do you qualify?

Horizon 2020 consists of 3 categories:

  1. Excellent Science: aimed at researchers, to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union’s science base. You can request subsidy support for pioneering international research and collaborative projects. Grants are also available for researchers who want to work abroad (temporarily).
  2. Industrial Leadership: to speed up the development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs. This pillar is aimed at the following fields: Information and Communication technology, Nanotechnologies, photonics, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing and processing and Space technology.
  3. Societal Challenges: addresses major concerns shared by citizens in Europe and elsewhere. This pillar focusses on among others Health, demographic change and well-being, Secure, clean and efficient energy, Smart, green and integrated transport and Secure societies.

Horizon 2020 stimulates SME participation for innovative SMEs with an international orientation.

How to apply?

You can submit your project proposals to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. To find out current opportunities, please check the Calls page on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.

Horizon 2020 will shortly be succeeded by Horizon Europe.The Netherlands Enterprise Agency's Team IRIS offers you assistance in the form of advice, training courses and partner search. Check which adviser (in Dutch) is best suited to help you.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO