InterTradeIreland is helping companies and researchers from Ireland and Northern Ireland to collaborate in Horizon 2020, the European Commission's 7 year, €80billion, Research and Innovation programme designed to boost jobs and growth across Europe.
The programme aims to do this by engaging industry so scientific ideas can be turned into viable products and services. As a result, the European Commission are encouraging participation from highly-innovative SMEs with a strong ambition to grow and internationalise, regardless of whether they are high-tech and research-driven or non-research conducting, social or services companies.
Funding provided by Horizon 2020 is easier to access thanks to simpler, streamlined programmes, a single set of rules and less red tape. For more information visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm