- What are the projects' budget under H2020?
- The total budget in current prices is nearly €80 billion and in constant prices €70.2 billion (without inflation). Insert FAQ answer budget table here with a better design. The project budget are between 200 K€ to 20 M€. Most of the classical Research & Innovation project are between 3M and 12M €.
Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) Final breakdown Estimated final amount in million euro (in current prices) I Excellent science, of which: 31.73% 24 441 1. The European Research Council 17% 13 095 2. Future and Emerging Technologies 3.50% 2 696 3. Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions 8% 6 162 4. European research infrastructures (including eInfrastructures) 3.23% 2 488 II Industrial leadership, of which: 22.09% 17 016 1. Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies 17.60% 13 557 2. Access to risk finance 3.69% 2 842 3. Innovation in SMEs 0.80% 616 III Societal challenges, of which 38.53% 29 679 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing 9.70% 7 472 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy; 5% 3 851 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy 7.70% 5 931 4. Smart, green and integrated transport 8.23% 6 339 5. Climate action, environment resource efficiency and raw materials 4% 3 081 6. Europe in a changing world - Inclusive innovative and reflective societies 1.70% 1 309 7. Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens 2.20% 1 695 Science with and for society 0.60% 462 Spreading excellence and widening participation 1.06% 816 European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 3.52% 2 711 Non-nuclear direct actions of the JRC 2.47% 1 903 TOTAL EU REGULATION 100% 77 028 Fusion indirect actions 45.42% 728 Fission indirect actions 19.68% 316 Nuclear direct actions of the JRC 34.90% 560 TOTAL EURATOM REGULATION 2014- 2018 100% 1 603
- What are the subvention rates?
- Two funding rates, used within H2020, are: 100% and 70% of direct eligible costs, depending on the projects orientation. Research & Innovation project as well as Coordination and Support Action will be financed at 100%, while Innovation Actions projects will be financed at 70%. However, universities, research centers are always financed at 100% of the direct eligible costs. Indirect costs are financed through a flat rate of 25% of the budget for all kind of project. ERASMUS+ projects are covered at 60% and LIFE between 60 and 75%, depending on the project types.
- How time consuming will be the setting-up?
- Setting-up a good proposal usually requires between 3 to 6 months. The time frame will mainly depend on our project, idea, the partners' profiles to search for. You can find more information on the project's setting-up under the section Setting-up process.
- What is under H2020 projects?
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.
The Horizon 2020 program has three main priorities:
• Scientific Excellence: a priority that aims to raise the level of scientific excellence in Europe. It includes the four following programs:- the European Research Council,
- Research Infrastructures,
- a program on Future and Emerging Technologies,
- Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions.
• The Industrial leadership:
- a support program for small and medium innovative enterprises,
- financial instruments including debt and cash facilities to finance innovation,
- a program to encourage the development of enabling and industrial technologies.
• Societal Challenges: This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).
Funding will focus on the following challenges:
- Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
- Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
- Secure, clean and efficient energy;
- Smart, green and integrated transport;
- Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
- Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
- Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
- How are the proposals evaluated?
- The proposals are evaluated against 3 criteria, each noted from 0 to 5:
- Clarity and pertinence of the objectives;Impact
- Credibility of the proposed approach;
- Soundness of the concept, including trans-disciplinary considerations, where relevant;
- Extent that proposed work is ambitious, has innovation potential, and is beyond the state of the art (e.g. ground-breaking objectives, novel concepts and approaches).
- The expected impacts listed in the work programme under the relevant topic;Quality and efficiency of the implementation
- Enhancing innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge;
- Strengthening the competitiveness and growth of companies by developing innovations meeting the needs of European and global markets, and where relevant, by delivering such innovations to the markets;
- Any other environmental and socially important impacts;
- Effectiveness of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the project results (including management of IPR), to communicate the project, and to manage research data where relevant.
- Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, including appropriateness of the allocation of tasks and resources;
- Complementarity of the participants within the consortium (when relevant);
- Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management.
Each criteria is scored from 0 to 5 according the following index:
0 — The proposal fails to address the criterion or cannot be assessed due to missing or incomplete.
1 — Poor. The criterion is inadequately addressed, or there are serious inherent weaknesses.
2 — Fair. The proposal broadly addresses the criterion, but there are significant weaknesses.
3 — Good. The proposal addresses the criterion well, but a number of shortcomings are present.
4 — Very Good. The proposal addresses the criterion very well, but a small number of shortcomings are present.
5 — Excellent. The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion. Any shortcomings are minor.