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1. Summary

Horizon 2020 is the current European programme for research and innovation. It has a budget of €80 billion and will run until 2020.

It aims to:

  • ensure organisations (including businesses and universities) produce world class science
  • remove barriers to innovation
  • provide the opportunity for organisations across Wales and Europe to work together to apply for funding for research activity

Welsh organisations have secured €139m of Horizon 2020 funding since the start of the programme. This has involved 375 participations and over 4,000 international collaborations.

The European Commission has published its proposals for Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020.

The Horizon 2020 Unit will continue to work with its partners and the UK Government on the development of Horizon Europe.