The European Union (EU) provides funding and grants for a broad range of projects and programmes. EU funding is complex, since there are many different types of programmes managed by different bodies. Between 2007 and 2013, for research only, over 53 billion has been made available, mainly through the seventh framework programme (FP7).
The new EU funding programme for research and innovation, "Horizon 2020"Â has a budget of 72 billion and will run from 2014 to 2020. It is structured on three pillars (Societal challenge, Excellence in sciences and Industrial leadership) and aims to have a direct impact on social and economic development.
As access to finance is vital for research and development, ETN provides its members with administrative, management and coordination support to set-up and launch EU-funded projects.
For more information on the funding programme Horizon 2020, please click here.