Horizon 2020 : an important tool to improve the world we live in
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable”
Horizon 2020 is the biggest Innovation and EU Research programme ever; the funds are accessible over 7 years, from 2014 to 2020, and they amount to €80 billion. It is the financial instrument that implements the Innovation Europe and it is intended at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.
The program is backed by Europe’s leaders and Members of European Parliament and it is a mean for driving economic growth and creating jobs.
Horizon 2020 is coupling research and innovation and it helps to achieve excellence in science and industrial leadership. The central object of the programme is to guarantee that Europe creates world-class science, eliminates barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in developing innovation.
There are different fields in which one can obtain a fund from Horizon 2020, especially those involving technology, energy and research.
Throughout the 7 years of implementation there will be different calls that are made and to which people can apply if they have a project to propose. The EU set a target of success of 1 out of 5, that is one fifth of the applicants will most likely receive funding if their project is appropriate.
Horizon 2020 will provide funds to those who have projects that can improve our lives.
It is a very important tool to increase and improve the development in fields such as science and technology. By giving funds to more people, progress will be faster and better. The competition to obtain funds leads to an increased quality of the projects that could lead to important outcomes. The speed of the research would also increase, because funds are available and there wouldn’t be such things as lack of funds in the middle of the implementation, therefore the projects will lead to significant results.
The process of selecting the best projects is done by experts who can evaluate in proper way the feasibility of them in terms of research and can also assess which outcomes are more significant and relevant for our future.
Through its funds to those who have a project, Horizon 2020 helps in creating new jobs, a very critical issue in nowadays economy. Therefore, Horizon 2020 will boost economic growth within the European Union and also would set Europe as one of the main player in the fields of science and technology. Thanks to the programme those barriers to innovation, such as lack of funds and risk, can be reduced if not eliminated, allowing people with ideas to develop them and possibly reach the best possible outcomes, that is the creation or innovation of something.
Innovation is vital in our modern society, and the European Union understood it. By financing this programme they are underlying the importance of research, creativity, technical advance and modernization. Without research it wouldn’t be possible to find and create new things, in any field, and the world would stop growing and improving itself.
Many and various are the results that can be found throughout the EU programme, but all of them would improve our life, in terms of costs, life expectancy or lifestyle. Being able to exploit those funds will lead to a sure improvement of Europe and of the world we live in.
The European Union values the importance of new ideas, so should you! Your ideas are brilliant, outstanding and ingenious to the entire society. Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your dream project.