Increase operational R&D with Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020, the current EU programme for research, has nearly 80 billion euros available for research and innovation at an EU level between 2014 and 2020. The financing and funding forms range from basic research through to innovative product development. Horizon 2020 focuses mainly on individual researchers, companies and cooperation between business and science. The most important goals of Horizon 2020, the new research and innovation programme, are excellent research, competitive research and business locations, more innovative products and services as well as simplified regulations.
Horizon 2020 is more focused on business than previous EU programmes. It is also the first time that innovative product developments are being given support. Its funding rate of 100 % for research activities and 70 % for innovation projects also makes it attractive from a financial point of view. Furthermore, the administration has been made significantly easier and the selection procedure has become quicker.
The funding advice team at Standortagentur Tirol is here to help companies find a partner, develop a project and prepare outstanding applications.
All of the latest calls to tender for Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, can also be found on the European Commission's Participant Portal.
EC Database of experts
The European Commission is looking for independent experts to evaluate EU-funded research and innovation projects. To register, go to the European Commission's Participant Portal where you can find more information on the requirements for the job of evaluator. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Technology transfer and search for partners
Standortagentur Tirol, as a point of contact for technology transfer in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), assists, liaises and supports cooperation projects in technology and research and development, working together with about 600 other EEN offices in more than 50 countries around the world.
You can find international project partners, e.g. for European research funding, via the EEN technology database. It is regarded as the world's largest virtual marketplace for technologies, their patents and licences as well as international research partners.
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