On 21 June 2011 Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn European Commissioner for Research and Innovation has announced the new name of the future EU funding programme for research and innovation: “Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation”. It will enter into force on 1 January 2014 after the end of FP7 on 31 Dec 2013.

“Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation” is the name for the new integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). These different types of funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner. Research and innovation funding will focus on clearly addressing global challenges. Needless red tape will be cut out and access to programs and participation will be made easier and simpler.

“Horizon 2020” is the winner of our “You Name it” online vote to name the future EU-funding programme for research and innovation. Among the three shortlisted proposals “Horizon 2020” received 3.055 votes against 2.785 “Imagine 2020” and 2.478 for “Discover 2020”. 8.318 votes were received.

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn congratulated the competition winners Marcela Endlova (from Czech Republic) and Beata Zyngier (Poland). She will meet at the European Innovation Convention in December 2011.

Read Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn here.


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Original Publication Date: Thu 28 Jul 2011