Funding by Horizon 2020 programme

The core of the Horizon 2020 programme consists mainly of 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Other programmes are Spreading excellence and Widening participation and Science with and for Society. The Joint Research Center is also highlighted.

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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It will pilot two new schemes: EIC Pathfinder and EIC Accelerator

As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent, evidence-based, scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.

Science with and for Society (SwafS) will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

To enhance the European competitiveness, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation through engaging the member states who commit less in the EU research and innovation effort.