Horizon 2020: Top Stories
Two biggest research projects in EU history get €2B go-ahead
As the number one priority for ICT research, the 10-year FET Flagship projects in graphene and computer modelling of the brain announced this week are guaranteed €1B each - regardless of any cuts in the proposed €80B Horizon 2020 programme
Plotting the shifts in Europe’s innovation ecosystem
Academics, SMEs and large companies are doing much more research in partnership. Science|Business looks back at some of the highlights of the move to open innovation in 2012, and the policy initiatives that are supporting this
Can EU = Entrepreneurship Union?
Experts say public procurement of innovation will help spur more start-ups. But a ‘bottom-up’ approach to designing EU programmes is also vital.
Horizon 2020: Special Coverage
Science|Business follows the multi-billion Horizon 2020 legislative package, which aims to boost innovation in Europe between 2014 and 2020, as its makes its way through the EU legislature in Brussels.
The European Commission introduced its first legislative proposal in November 2011, Parliament and Council now have to agree on a compromise in time for the first calls that are scheduled to be published in January 2014.
Horizon 2020 Guide - March 2013 Edition
Get a clear indication of the major themes and be up-to-date on the latest debates, opinions and proposals coming out of the Commission, Parliament and Council.
Five key MEPs debated whether the political equivalent of a default would be better or worse for European research at a webcast conference organised by Science|Business in the European Parliament.
Horizon 2020 needs a stronger focus on innovation
The proposed €80B Horizon 2020 programme should give greater weight to mission-driven, problem-solving research, and to post-research development concludes a new study published by EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations
For Europe’s future, support R&D now
The Science|Business Innovation Board issues a statement backing the EU’s €80 billion R&D programme, Horizon 2020 – and seeks support from other companies and universities
Horizon 2020: European Commission
The European Commission released its Horizon 2020 proposal in November 2011, and details its strategy in an official communication
The Commission put forward six legislative proposals:
Horizon 2020: European Parliament
In December 2012, the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee almost unanimously adopted amendments for the six distinctive parts of the Horizon 2020 legislation. Parliament will now have to reach a compromise with its co-legislator, the Council of Ministers.
Draft ITRE reports (June 2012):
Final ITRE reports (December 2012):
Horizon 2020: Council of Ministers
During 2012, the EU Council of Ministers adopted a series of common positions on the Horizon 2020 package.