Besides the three main priorities under Horizon 2020 - Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges, various other programmes or instrument offer interesting funding opportunities for public or private research organisations or enterprise.
ERA-NET Co-fund is a re-founded instrument. Under previous framework programmes, ERA-NET actions aimed at coordinating national and regional research programmes by developing joint activities or supporting joint calls for proposals.
AAL is a programme that is supported by both European and national financial sources. This joint programming is a so-called "Article 185" initiative, referring to Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
The AAL Joint Programme is a funding activity that aims to create better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of information and communication technology (ICT).
Eurostars is a programme that is supported by both European and national financial sources. This joint programming is a so-called "Article 185" initiative, referring to Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
IMI is a Joint Technological Initiative (JTI), a public-private partnership involving industry, research community and public authorities to pursue common ambitious research objectives.
"Science with and for Society", often abbreviated as SwfS or SwafS, is the continuation of the "Science in Society" part of the Capacities specific programme, under Framework Programme 7. EUR 462,2 million in current prices are foreseen for this part of Horizon 2020.
Performance in research and innovation varies significantly among European Member States. Horizon 2020 has therefore introduced measures to help certain Member States catch up and take full advantage of Horizon 2020. The objective of the “Widespread” programme is to develop R&I capacity in low-performing Member States, by complementing national and regional efforts.
FTI is a truly unique measure. It provides funding for close to market, business driven projects for small consortia of three to five entities in any field. The objective of this measure is to encourage companies to participate in Horizon 2020, especially those that have never participated before.