European Commission Final Horizon 2020 Work Programmes Published – With €11 billion to be invested in Research and Innovation

On the 2nd July the European Commission published the final work programmes for Horizon 2020 – detailing how €11 billion will be invested in the EU research and innovation funding programme.

The announcement confirmed that over the next year, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but crucial, topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics, cybersecurity and the digital economy. It will also be geared towards shaping the future research and innovation landscape by preparing the way for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme (2021-2027).

You can read the full announcement including the political priorities, how it will boost 'blue sky' research, enhance international cooperation and act as a bridge to Horizon Europe on the European Commission website by clicking here.

The upcoming topics are now also available to view on the European Commission Participant Portal – which details over 270 forthcoming opportunities as well as those which are currently open for applications.

It is also possible to view the final updated work programmes through the links below. These documents provide additional background information which provides an introduction and overview of why the European Commission is investing the topics / opportunities.


Excellent Science

Industrial Leadership

Access to risk finance

Innovation in SMEs

Societal Challenges

Spreading excellence and widening participation

Science with and for society

European Innovation Council (EIC) Cross-cutting activities

Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services
Industrial Innovation