Horizon 2020

The Next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument of the European Commission that runs from 2014 to 2020 with a €70.2 billion budget. The EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

The structure consists of three basic priorities:Horizon2020_Overview

Space in Horizon 2020

The objective is to foster a competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future European Union policy and societal needs. Activities include:

  • European competitiveness, non-dependence of the European space sector
  • Advances in space technologies
  • Exploitation of space data
  • Support of international space partnerships

EU space research is identified by Horizon 2020 as one of Europe’s ‘key industrial technologies’ highlighting its potential for EU innovation and competitiveness.

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