Spain achieves a return of 10% EU-28 in Horizon 2020

Provisional results of the Spanish participation in Horizon 2020 (2014-2017).

In the first four years of Horizon 2020, Spanish entities have obtained subsidies amounting to 2,816 million euros.

Spain thus achieves a return of 10% EU-28 and occupies the fourth position in the ranking of countries by subsidy, exceeding the important results achieved in the whole of the Seventh Framework Program (8.3% EU-28), and the ambitious ones objectives set for H2020 (9.5% EU-28).

In addition, our country is the first in projects led, with 15.8% of the total, which entails a very important strategic positioning.

Among the Spanish beneficiaries, the companies are the organizations that contribute most to the return, collecting 38.3% of the financing obtained by our country. The rest of the subsidy is distributed among universities (20.1%), public research centers (11.6%), research associations (10.6%), technology centers (10%), Public Administrations (5.5%) %), associations (3.9%) and European organizations (0.1%).

Regarding the territorial distribution of the Spanish subsidy, Catalonia is the autonomous community with the largest volume of funds (29.5%), followed by the Community of Madrid (24.9%), the Basque Country (14.6%) ), the Valencian Community (8.4%), and Andalusia (6.5%). Next Aragon and Castilla y León (2.9%), Galicia (2.4%), the Autonomous Community of Navarra (2%), the Principality of Asturias (1.3%), the Region of Murcia ( 1.1%), Canary Islands (1%), Cantabria (0.9%), Castilla-La Mancha and La Rioja (0.6%), Balearic Islands (0.4%) and finally Extremadura (0.2%) ).

It should be noted that there are several CCAA that in these first four years of H2020 already accumulate subsidies for an amount higher than that reached throughout the VII Framework Program: Aragon, Canary Islands, Castilla y León and the Valencian Community.

With regard to the areas or themes in which the Program is subdivided, Spain stands out as the first country with the highest return in “Innovation in SMEs” with 18.3% of EU-28, thanks to the excellent results of ” SME Instrument “, and ranks second in” Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing and transformation (NMBP) “, with 14.5% EU-28, the Social Challenge” Action for climate, environment, efficiency of resources and raw materials “, with 13.2% EU-28, and” Science with and for Society “, with 10.9% EU-28.


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