Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership

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Start date: 
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Deadline: 
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Overview and objectives: 

This pillar aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies.

It consists of three specific objectives:

  • "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" will provide dedicated support for research, development and demonstration and, where appropriate, for standardisation and certification, on information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing and space. Emphasis will be placed on interactions and convergence across and between the different technologies and their relations to societal challenges. User needs will be taken into account in all these fields.
     
  • "Access to risk finance" will aim to overcome deficits in the availability of debt and equity finance for R&D and innovation-driven companies and projects at all stages of development. Together with the equity instrument of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014‑2020) it will support the development of Union-level venture capital.
     
  • "Innovation in SMEs" will provide SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond.

The goal is to make Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation (including eco-innovation), by promoting activities where businesses set the agenda. It will provide major investment in key industrial technologies, maximise the growth potential of European companies by providing them with adequate levels of finance and help innovative SMEs to grow into world-leading companies.

Financing terms: 

Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: €13.557 billion

Access to risk finance: €2.842 billion

Innovation in SMEs: €616 billion

Programme budget: 
€17 015 000 000.00
Specific programmes developing it: 

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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Calls developing it: 

H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage – Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

Electronic components and systems (ECS) are a pervasive Key EnablingTechnology, impacting all industrial branches and almost all aspects of life.A smartphone, a smart card, a smart energy grid, a smart city, even smartgovernance; everything ‘smart’ is based on integrating semiconductor chipsrunning embedded software. They provide the fabric on which the internetruns; they give life to portable phones and tablets; they drive driverless carsand trains, fly airliners, drones and satellites.

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H2020-ECSEL-2015-2-IA-two-stage – Innovation Action (IA)

Electronic components and systems (ECS) are a pervasive Key EnablingTechnology, impacting all industrial branches and almost all aspects of life.A smartphone, a smart card, a smart energy grid, a smart city, even smartgovernance; everything ‘smart’ is based on integrating semiconductor chipsrunning embedded software. They provide the fabric on which the internetruns; they give life to portable phones and tablets; they drive driverless carsand trains, fly airliners, drones and satellites.

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SFS-08-2014-2: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing

Current food production and processing systems, especially in the SME sector, need to be revised and optimized with the aim of achieving a significant reduction in water and energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation, while at the same time improving the efficiency in the use of raw materials, increasing climate resilience and ensuring or improving shelf life, food safety and quality.

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