Horizon 2020:It`s the new biggest European Program to support Investigation and Innovation from 2014 to 2020. With 8 billion Euros for 7 years the European Union pretends to attract private investment to innovation. Mainly is focused on three lines:
Excellence on science, which implies strengthen the European Science in the worldwide context. There will be an important increase on financial support to high level researcher on future technologies field for all kind of sectors with the ERC program. The Marie Curie activities have more funds to support training, mobility and qualification of researches and researchers groups .
Develop technologies and apps to improve competitiveness: mainly on ICT`s, nanotechnology, cutting edge manufacturing work, biotechnology, and space technology. Small and Medium enterprises can participate on this area through collaborative projects, 20% of budget it is focused to............
Research social challenges which affect European citizens. Focused on 6 areas: health, feeding and agriculture, energy, transport, climate and raw material, society including safety.
Non refundable grants cover 100% of the direct costs (70% for projects close to the market and private business) and 25% of indirect costs.
Eureka: CDTI initiative to support R&D by cooperating between European companies. It can be implemented on every kind of work lines. The only requirement is the innovative characteristics of the project. The grant is 85% of the project, for PYMES and big companies is a 25% and 20% it`s non refundable grant respectively
Iberoeka: CDTI initiative integrated in the Science and Technology Iberoamerican program for the for the international development. Nineteen countries from Latin America, Portugal and Spain participate in this program. Grants can be applicable to all kind of technology and innovative project.
Life + is the EU`s financial instrument supporting environmental and natural projects to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The program has two lines. "Environment" It covers three areas: environmental and resources efficiency; nature and biodiversity; environmental governance and information. "Climate Action" covers climate change, mitigation, climate change adaptation, climate governance and information