Horizon 2020 - Opportunities for Ireland

The European Union's programme for research and innovation to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Horizon 2020

  • Visit www.horizon2020.ie to find out how to make a proposal to Horizon 2020 and find the contact details for the European Advisors who can help you.


About Horizon 2020

Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s new programme for research and innovation and is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Horizon 2020 is a core part of Europe 2020 the Innovation Union and the European Research Area and is responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth, addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment and strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology.

Ireland is well positioned to benefit from Horizon 2020, building on our excellent performance in the last EU programme for research and development, the Seventh EU Framework Programme (FP7).

National Support Network

Ireland’s national support network - our team of European advisors from Irish research and industry agencies


Call for Applications

The first call for applications is now open. Visit the EU Commission's Participant Portal and find out more about making an application for funding to Horizon 2020.




More information/contact

  • YoutubeHorizon 2020 - case study of an EU funded research project - Leanwind
    Watch this short case study on Beaufort Research in University College Cork, leading the Leanwind project with 31 partners from around Europe. The project is worth €10 million in European Commission funding and €15 million in total funding. In excess of €2 million of the EC funding will be brought directly into Ireland through the Irish partners, including two third level institutions (UCC and CIT) and two small companies (GDG Ltd and Arklow Marine Services).
  • YoutubeHorizon 2020 - case study of an European Research Council success story
    Hear about how Professor Luke O'Neill, Director of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute in Trinity College Dublin, successfully accessed European Research Council funding for his frontier research in Immunology. In this video he talks about the benefits of ERC funding to his research. European Research Council funding falls under the Excellent Science Pillar of Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme yet, one of the biggest publicly funded worldwide and has a budget of nearly €80 billion over seven years.
  • YoutubeHorizon 2020 - one company's take on using EU funding to grow their business
    Find out an innovative SME based in Cork called Treemetrics accessed European funding under the FP7 programme (the precursor to Horizon 2020) to invest in research and innovation.

For more information please visit www.horizon2020.ie or email h2020support@enterprise-ireland.com

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