On October 27, 2017, Director General Robert-Jan Smits launched the 2018-2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020 in Washington DC. Over the next 3 years, the European Union will invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation. Horizon 2020 is open to the world and US researchers are welcome to get involved.
The event was hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, together with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars with the support of BILAT USA 4.0 Project.
The speakers included Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, at the European Commission and Lisa Brodey, Director of the Office for Science and Technology Cooperation, U.S. Department of State.
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Horizon 2020 is the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with a budget of €77 billion between 2014 and 2020 to support scientifically-excellent research, innovation, and technological development, through collaborative research projects as well as grants and fellowships to individuals. It is open to the world, so US researchers are very welcome to get involved.
This event provided an insight into the newly launched calls for proposals (solicitations) within the final Work Programme of Horizon 2020, and notably the opportunities for US researchers to cooperate with European partners.