Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

On January 1, 2014 the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 will start. The expectations of scientists and researchers, institutions and enterprises, public and private organisations are high: How will the new programme look like, what about the budget and the rules for participation? What is new, what is different? Will it be mandatory to make research data publicly available? Where has red tape been cut in Horizon 2020?

These questions were addressed as part of The Globalisation of Research: Horizon 2020, a mutual event of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich on 23 October 2013. The invited speakers focused on one hand on the programme itself and its emphasis on Innovation. On the other hand the 300 participants were offered an insight into as well as outlook on the Swiss participation, the consequences, challenges and chances for Switzerland.

The result was a stimulating discussion between researchers, EU-experts, stakeholders from politics and economics.