HORIZON 2020 | Spain exceeds in the first five years of H2020 the subsidy obtained throughout the VII Framework Program

Spain has obtained during the period 2014-2018, 3,638.1 million euros in grants from the European Horizon 2020 program (2014-2020). This amount exceeds that achieved during the entire period of the 7th Framework Program, both in the total subsidy obtained, as well as in the position and return obtained by Spain, which was then the sixth country, with 8.3% EU -28.During this period, the Spanish entities have obtained financing to participate in 5,297 R&D activities. In addition, they have managed to coordinate 2,629 of them, which represents 12.2% of the total. The excellent results obtained by Spain show that one of every four proposals that have obtained financing from H2020 have Spanish participation, which means that our country occupies the third position in the number of participations and activities financed.

Euskadi has participated in 405 R & D & I projects of the H2020 program in the years 2017-2018 through which it has managed to return € 223 million from Europe. This represents 94% of the estimated objectives for this period and is only 1% below the estimated return objective in the strategic notebook for the first 5 years of the H2020 program (2014-2018). Technological agents are those that have obtained the highest EC contribution with 48% of the total.

In this second period of the H2020 2017-2018 program, 196 Basque entities have participated, of which 51% have been SMEs. In addition, 45% of the entities had not participated in Horizon 2020 so far.

70% of the projects financed by the Commission propose developments related to the RIS3 priorities in Euskadi; 37% are advanced manufacturing projects, 17% of energy and 16% belong to biosciences / Health projects.

Spain is the first country in number of projects led, with a percentage of 15.8%. In Basque Country, Basque entities exceed this figure, leading 20% ​​of the projects in international collaboration in which they participate. The collaboration between Basque entities in the same project has also improved. In 29% of the projects in collaboration with other countries, there are two or more Basque organizations (in the 2014-2016 period, it was 21%).

The success rate, measured as the number of projects that are finally funded with respect to those presented, in Euskadi has been 17%, well above the European average that stands at 12%, which should undoubtedly Encourage us to continue insisting and participate in the new calls.

The detailed report of the results of participation of Basque entities in the H2020 program in the years 2017-2018 is available at the following link:

Source: inobasque and Cdti.

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