It aims to find a solution to the economic crisis, respond to people's needs, and strengthen the global position of the EU.

Which Organizations Can Benefit from Horizon 2020?

  • Industrial Organizations, SMEs, SME Associations
  • Universities, Research Institutes, Research Centers, Public Institutions
  • Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Individual Researchers

For detailed information, check the content and work programs of the relevant field at www.h2020.org.tr

Project types eligible for H2020

  • R&D Studies
  • Support and Coordination Actions
  • Grants for Innovation
  • Co-Founding Actions
  • SME projects

H2020 Priority Areas are as follows

  1. Scientific Excellence
  • European Research Council
  • New and Emerging Technologies
  • Marie Curie Activities
  • Research Infrastructures
  1. Industrial Leadership and Competitiveness
  • Leadership in facilitating and industrial technologies (includes KETs = ICT, nanotechnology, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, aerospace)
  • Access to venture capital
  • Innovation Research Program for SMEs (promoting all forms of innovation in all businesses)
  1. Solutions to Social Problems
  • Health, active aging, and well-being
  • Food safety, sustainable agriculture, and bio-economy
  • Safe, clean, and efficient energy
  • Smart, green, and integrated transportation
  • Climate change and resource efficiency (including raw materials)
  • Inclusive, innovative, and safe societies

Advantages of participating in H2020

  • Being in an international consortium where knowledge, talents, and expertise can be used jointly
  • Advanced technology development
  • Access to advanced technology
  • Cooperation with key players who are experts in the field
  • Access to new markets
  • Improving international standards in technology
  • Opportunity to transfer the right technology and knowledge
  • Supporting career development
  • Opportunity to open up for SMEs
  • Contribution to the EU integration process
  • Opportunity to cooperate with countries outside of Europe
  • Financial support for a planned research

Project Duration

Project types and support rates within the scope of the Horizon 2020 Program are listed below.

  • Grants for R&D projects: 100%
  • Grants for Innovation projects: 70% (For non-profit organizations: 100%)
  • Support and Coordination Actions (CSA) projects: 100%
  • ERC projects: 100%
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie projects: 100% (excluding Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-Fund projects)
  • Co-Funding Actions projects are funded at rates of up to 70%
  • The SME Funding Tool consists of 3 phases, and the support rates for the relevant phases are as follows:
  • Phase 1: Fixed Support (Lump sum): 50.000 EUR
  • Phase 2: 70%
  • Phase 3: No direct support

Project- Amount of Support

In the 2014-2020 period, 80 billion euros of funding is foreseen for research and innovation, and SMEs are heavily supported to participate in this program in the new period.

For detailed information about the program