Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the world's largest programme for research and innovation with nearly €80bn of funding available the next seven years (2014-2020). The objectives of the programme is to improve the economic growth and increase employment in Europe.

Funding from Horizon 2020 is a major opportunity for European companies, universities and research institutions to finance research and innovation projects in all stages of the innovation process - from idea to market! We have extensive experience in developing successful applications across Horizon 2020, contact us to learn more about how we can help you realise your success in Horizon 2020 or read more about your funding opportunities below.

Horizon 2020 directs its main efforts within three pillars
A simplified process compared to earlier which makes it more attractive to apply
  • The funding rates have improved, now you receive 100% reimbursement for R&D projects (RIA and CSA ) and up to 70% for innovation projects (IA as well as the Dedicated SME Instrument)
  • Indirect costs, 25% of the direct costs (excluding costs for subcontracting)
  • Time to grant has been improved and reduced to a maximum of eight months (RIA, IA and CSA) and for SME-specific instruments maximum of 5 months.

Please see our overview of the various types of projects in Horizon 2020 going across the three main pillars:
Horizon 2020 Types of Actions

Descriptions of specific calls and related application deadlines within the three main pillars can be found on the deltakerportalen or read more in the overview below.