With a budget of 79 billion euros for the period 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 is the European Union's new Framework programme for research and innovation.
The FNRS National Contact Point (NCP-FNRS) aims at encouraging the submission of proposals and increasing the chances of the researchers of the universities of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation succeeding in this programme. A premium for the setting up of H2020 projects can also be granted.
Horizon 2020 has three priorities:
- Scientific excellence: all of this priority is covered by the NCP-FNRS
- Industrial primacy
- Innovation in SMEs
- Key generic technologies (Information and Communication Technologies-ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, fabrication, biotechnologies, microelectronics, photonics, space)
- Access to high-risk funding
- Challenges for society
- Health, demographic evolution and well-being
- European challenges in relation to bioeconomics
- Safe, clean and efficient energy
- Intelligent, green and integrated transport
- Combatting climate change, the efficient use of resources and raw materials
- Societies open to everyone : challenge covered by the NCP-FNRS
- Safe societies - protect the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.