Spanish innovation, one of the most benefited by the European Horizon 2020 program

Spain is already the third country with the most projects benefited by the European Horizon 2020 investment program. Of the 6,595 Spanish applications benefited, 1,743 have been SMEs. The Horizon 2020 program finances innovative projects.

Spanish innovation marks the pace in Europe. Spain has been one of the countries most benefited by the European Horizon 2020 investment program.

In total, 6,595 Spanish applicants received 2,394.90 million euros in the framework of the EU research and innovation financing program, which has a budget of 77,000 million euros.

Of the winning projects in Spain, 26.4% (1,743) were SMEs, which obtained a total of 526.62 million financing.

These numbers put Spain in number three of countries with more beneficiaries of the block, and in fourth place in terms of budget.

In addition, 235 Spanish researchers from the European Research Council received 298.42 million, while the Spanish beneficiaries of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions were 978, receiving 258.92 million euros in total.

Spanish scientists and organizations present more projects than the EU average (51,642), 11.89% of the EU-28 total, with a success rate of 13.8%

30,000 million for two years

Within the framework of the Horizon 2020, the European Commission has announced how it will invest, during the 2018-2020 period, 30,000 million euros of the research and innovation financing program that includes 2,700 million to launch a European Innovation Council.

Under the Horizon 2020 Program, high-level scientific advances have been made, such as the discovery of exoplanets and gravitational waves, in collaboration with international research teams.

Over the next three years, the Commission will seek to ensure that its research funding has a greater impact, focusing on fewer issues, but on essential issues, such as migration, security, climate, clean energy and the digital economy. The Horizon 2020 program will also be more geared towards promoting cutting-edge innovation in market creation.

Support for the leading innovation in creating markets

Since the beginning of its mandate, the Juncker Commission has worked hard to offer numerous innovative European entrepreneurs all the opportunities to prosper. Now, the Commission is launching the first phase of the European Innovation Council. Between 2018 and 2020, the Commission will mobilize 2.7 billion euros from the Horizon 2020 program to help high-risk and high-profit innovation create the markets of the future.

Focus efforts on political priorities

The 2018-2020 work program will focus its efforts on a smaller number of issues with larger budgets, directly supporting the political priorities of the Commission:

A future with low carbon emissions: 3,300 million euros

Circular economy: 1,000 million euros

Digitalization and transformation of European industry and services: 1.7 billion euros

Security Union: 1,000 million euros

Migration: 200 million euros.

Clean Energy: 2.2 billion in four interrelated areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency of buildings, electric mobility and storage solutions.



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