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Sectors: Industry, Innovation, Research, SME Policy

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Latin America, Mediterranean countries, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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 Developing countries: Over 100 developing countries are automatically eligible for funding under Horizon 2020


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to promote innovative ideas and technologies giving them the last push needed before their introduction to the market.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Fast development, commercial take-up and/or wide deployment of sustainable innovative solutions (products, processes, services, business models etc.) in enabling and industrial technologies and/or for tackling societal challenges.
– Time to initial market take-up no later than 3 years after the beginning of the FTI project. In very well-justified cases linked to the specific characteristics of a particular innovation field or industry sector, the time to initial market take-up could be longer.
– Enhanced competitiveness and growth of business partners in the consortium, measured in terms of turnover and job creation.
– Increased industry participation, including SMEs, and more industry first-time applicants to Horizon 2020.
– Leveraging more private investment into research and/or innovation.
– Where appropriate, addressing transnational value-chains and/or EU-wide or global markets.
Among financed actions
Research and Innovation action