Biotechs and SMEs will be allocated 20% of the overall budget in the Horizon 2020 scheme

While the new 7-year funding scheme of EU, “Horizon 2020” will continue to fund excellent basic research (17% of the total budget), an effort is being made to attract small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in research consortia. After a two-and-a-half-year negotiation, the European Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement (pending final sign-off) that SMEs will claim a 20% of the total budget  in an act that aims to boost European economy.

Open access publication of results of all research funded under Horizon 2020 will be mandatory and awards will be made within 8 months as opposed to 12 months, which is the current scheme.

Read more here.

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Posted on September 27, 2013, in academia, industry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Dimitris Diannis

    A family member has a serious health problem . We would like to have communication with Mrs Zoe Cournia and inform her about the problem .
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    Sincerely Yours Dimitris Diannis

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