Horizon 2020

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Auditorium of the Secretary of State for Culture (Madrid).


We are in the conference “Access to European funding for creative industries”, organized by the eNEM Platform, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Aprotech 2020 office of AMETIC, with the collaboration of CDTI and the technology center Vicomtech IK4.

And we want to pay special attention to the Horizon 2020 program.

What is so special about the H2020 Program?

  • Because through it, an economy based on knowledge and innovation is being built, seeking the consolidation of European companies in the world.
  • Because it is one of the major European instruments for growth and employment.
  • Because it is the largest R&D&I program in Europe, with approximately 75 billion euros of investment.

What are all these investments looking for?

Mainly three general objectives:

  • The achievement of a series of Societal Challenges – such as the pursuit of well-being, intelligent transportation, or safe societies.
  • Industrial Leadership in Europe – supporting research, providing access to risk financing, or innovating in SMEs.
  • The excellence of the Science Base -promoting talented people to develop cutting-edge research, funding that research, or ensuring that Europe has top-quality infrastructures-.

How are these general objectives achieved?

One of the most important transversal actions developed to achieve these three aforementioned pillars is research in social sciences and humanities.

Integrating socio-economic knowledge into research methods and the development of new technologies definitely helps to meet the challenges we face.
In addition, all these actions promote better integration between the different member countries of the European Union.

Why is SCWUIMAC! so interested in this?

Photo: Johan Mouchet