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Horizon 2020 is the biggest program of the European Union aimed to research and innovations. In the period of 7 years (2014-2020) the budget is about 80 billion Euros. Program is open for organizations from all sectors (academic sector, public organizations, business, SMEs, associations, NGOs, etc.) and enables it to focus on innovations, and research activities close to market. Special attention is dedicated to the area with less developed scientific infrastructure, same as SMEs. The program itself has simple structure which provides for participants to focus on its work and efficient project realization.
Horizon 2020 covers research and innovation within three Pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, and Societal Challenge.
1. Excellent Science
Activities under this Pillar aim to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union’s science base and to consolidate the European Research Area in order to make the Union’s research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale. The Excellent Science pillar has main four specific objectives: The European Research Council (ERC), Future and emerging technologies, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Research infrastructure.
2. Industrial Leadership
This pillar aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow’s businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies. For this pillar emphasizes the support innovative activities in SMEs which bare highest risk and uncertainties, but potentially biggest benefit.
It consists of three specific objectives: Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies, Access to risk finance, Innovation in SMEs.
3. Societal Challenge
The specific objective is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.
A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).
Funding will focus on the following challenges: Health, demographic change and wellbeing; Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy; Secure, clean and efficient energy; Smart, green and integrated transport; Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies; Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
More on Horizon 2020: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en
National Contact Points for Horizon 2020:
National NCP coordinator
Organization: Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH
Legal and Financial Aspects – Security – Joint Research Centre
Organization: University of Banja Luka
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions on skills, training and career development – European Research Infrastructures – Spreading excellence and widening participation
Organization: Europroject Center
Future and Emerging Technologies – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Organization: “Džemal Bijedić” University
Health, demographic change and wellbeing – Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy; & Biotechnology – Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Organization: University of East Sarajevo
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Organization: International Burch University
Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies – Science with and for Society
Organization: University of Sarajevo
Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing – Space – Smart, green and integrated transport
Organization: University of Mostar
European Research Council
Organization: Agency for Economic Development of Prijedor municipality -PREDA
Organization: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Mostar
Access to Finance
Organization: Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Project Name: Mastiha treatment for Healthy obese with NAFLD diagnosis (MAST4HEALTH)
Coordinator: Harokopio University
The head of UES: Dejan Bokonjić, PhD
Member: Tehnološki fakultet Zvornik
Project website: www.mast4health.eu
Project code: 691042
Project Name: Services in support of business and innovation in Republic of Srpska (EUNORS)
Coordinator: Republička agencija za razvoj malih i srednjih preduzeća RS
The head of UES: Nenad Marković, PhD
Project website: www.rars-msp.org/sr/evropska-mreza-preduzetnistva-rs/c12
Project code: 649148