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Horizon 2020 - the biggest EU research and innovation programme to date - replaced Framework 7 at the start of 2014 and will run until 2020.  With a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union - a core part of Europe 2020 which aims to respond to the economic crisis to:

Horizon 2020 is a funding programme designed for all people involved in research and innovation - academia, research, industry and other stakeholder organisations. It contains a number of different funding programmes and mechanisms, based on a structure of three pillars:

Within these pillars there are opportunities for individual researchers and groups of researchers to apply for funding. The choice of pillar and underlying programme depends on what a researcher is looking for funding for in terms of the size of the planned project, whether it is basic or applied or whether someone is interested in moving to Bristol from another country.

UKRO, the UK Research Office, have produced a number of useful fact sheets on Horizon 2020 which you can find in the relevant area of this website. The first of which is a condensed overview of Horizon 2020, and a deadline calendar for known deadlines in 2014/2015.

Please see below for further information and support that we can provide on the three main pillars:

Excellent Science (including Marie Curie and ERC)

Industrial leadership

Societal Challenges

The EU team within RED are also running a number of workshops and events to make people aware of the opportunities available during Horizon 2020. If you would like information on past and forthcoming events please visit our events page.

Participant Identity Code (PIC):

The European Commission is now using a Participant Identity Code (PIC) system. Each institution participating in Horizon 2020 has been issued with a unique 'PIC' which it will be required to use each time a new proposal is submitted. The purpose of the PIC is to remove the need to manually enter generic University information into administrative forms since it will now appear automatically. The PIC for the University of Bristol is 999974262.

If you have any questions about Horizon 2020 or any other overseas research opportunities please contact the EU Team

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