The European Commission announced on 02 July how it will spend the last and biggest annual share of €11 billion of the research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020.
The budget plan focuses on climate change, clean energy, plastics, cybersecurity and the digital economy, as well as for preparing the way for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for research and innovation (2021-2027).
Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme for 2014-2020, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs such as the discovery of exoplanets, first images of a black hole and development of advanced vaccines for diseases such as Ebola.