Industrial Leadership

The Industrial Leadership section is for those interested in application-oriented research and collaboration with private enterprises. The section funds cooperation projects in the fields of:

  • application-oriented research
  • technology development
  • market-driven innovation.

The programme’s scientific priorities are based on the so-called ‘Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)’, which include micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies.

The Industrial Leadership section grants funding for the research and innovation programme ‘Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)’ and provides access to risk finance and grants for innovation projects in small and medium-sized enterprises (the so-called SME instrument). ‘Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)’ issues calls in the following fields:

  • Information and communication technology (ICT);
  • Space (SPACE)
  • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology (NMBP).

Get tips on how to understand the work program in Horizon 2020 guide for adressing topics.

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The purpose of the ICT programme is to contribute to maintaining Europe’s strong expertise within key ICT technologies, while at the same time moving faster from excellent research to market.

The ICT programme underpins research and innovation cooperation in the following main areas of activity:

  • Components and systems;
  • Advanced Computing;
  • Future Internet;
  • Content technologies and information management;
  • Robotics;
  • Micro- and nano-electronic technologies
  • Photonics.

The programme includes measures which support network formation (Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)); Innovation (Innovation Actions (IA)) and research and innovation (Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)). Information about grant amounts can be found under the individual calls in the ICT work programme.

Get tips on how to understand the work program in Horizon 2020 guide for adressing topics.

Read more about the grants and application requirements on the ICT website

Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology (NMBP)

The NMBP programme underpins research and innovation cooperation in the following main areas of activity:

  • Nanotechnologies;
  • Advanced materials;
  • Advanced manufacturing and processing
  • Biotechnology.

The programme addresses the entire innovation chain, and the research and innovation priorities are based on the business sector’s need and input from the research environments. The programme supports, for example, demonstration and large-scale pilot projects capable of promoting the development of commercial solutions. The programme also has a strong focus on boosting investments in this area among private enterprises. 

Get tips on how to understand the work program in Horizon 2020 guide for adressing topics.

Read more about the grants and application requirements on the NMBP website

 

 

Space

The Space programme focuses on developing new and innovative space technologies as well as the use of space data in research and for public and commercialisation purposes.

The programme gives priority first and foremost the two current EU Space flagship projects: ‘European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS)’ and ‘Earth Observation’ as well as a new third area which focuses on the protection of space infrastructures, including the establishment of a system for monitoring and tracking of satellites and other infrastructure.

Get tips on how to understand the work program in Horizon 2020 guide for adressing topics.

Read more about the grants, application requirements and types of funding on the Space website