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Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

June 22, 2011

Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Finally we have the suggestion for the name for the next Framwork programme – it’s not FP8 but Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The name „Horizon” was suggested in a open online consulation, the year “2020” is meant to show how the framework programme supports the research and innovation objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy  and the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation” connects the new framework programme with the previous ones

The winning suggestion was announced yesterday by the Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn who stated:

„So the new name is an important symbol of a new departure and a new adventure.”

„Horizon 2020 is not just a new name for the same Framework Programme. It is the name for the new, integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). These different types of funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner. „

For more information, read the full press release by the EC!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    June 22, 2011 10:18 am

    I think it will take long time to get use to that it is not FP8 but Horizon…

  2. Robert Tricenta permalink
    June 22, 2011 10:41 am

    Thank you for the information. Great news that the new framework programme will include also innovation.

  3. Omer permalink
    June 22, 2011 10:41 am

    I think that a lot of people will call it FP8 habitually!

  4. Gabocsek permalink
    June 22, 2011 11:04 am

    For me Horizon does not really tell research and innovation together, but let’s see. We will get used to it as to all other nice programme names.

  5. Bodil permalink
    June 22, 2011 11:05 am

    Yes probably, like the old terms from FP6 are still around…

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