The European Commission set up a program to stimulate research and innovation, called Horizon 2020 (H2020). The program comprises a nearly €80 billion funding budget. The objective is to develop breakthrough innovations to secure the global competitiveness of Europe.
A project with such bold goal and a matching budget, offers many opportunities for any researcher in de union. It is however needless to say that developing H2020 proposals and consequently set-up consortia to run research projects, will require a significant effort.