On October 13th, the European Commission formally adopted the Work programmes 2016-2017 for Horizon 2020.
With a total budget of 77 billion euro for seven years (2014-2020), Horizon 2020 is the most ambitious European programme for research and innovation ever conceived.
The funding for the upcoming two years is about 16 billion euro, and is the result of extensive public consultations and involvement of all stakeholders.
Horizon 2020 supports innovative projects throughout their life cycle by a series of funding instruments aimed at boosting their exploitation and market uptake.
In line with the agenda “Open Science, Open Innovation, Open to the World” established by the Commissioner for Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas, the priorities of the new Work programmes are to open European research to international investment and eliminate all barriers to the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises. For 2016-17, many funding opportunities will be available through a range of calls for proposals, public procurements and other actions like the Horizon Prizes, together covering nearly 600 topics.
All work programmes in their final versions are accessible in the Participant Portal.
More information in the following summary table of the calls for the biennium 2016-2017 (source: European Commission Fact Sheet, 13 October 2015).