R&D programmes of the

European Commission

Each R&D programme of the European Commission has its own objectives and features, but they all have similar processes, mechanisms and criteria. To take part, it is necessary to form a consortium of at least three companies or organisations (except for the SME Instrument), and prepare an extensive and detailed project proposal and meet a series of technical, economic and formal requirements.

Horizon Europe

The most important of the programmes, Horizon Europe is the successor of Horizon 2020, which is called the most ambitious research and innovation program. Horizon Europe is a project 2021/2027 with € 95.517 billion budget.
Companies from EU Members States, Associated Countries, low to middle-income countries can get the funding.

Learn more about Horizon Europe or visit the official website.


The program is designed to help graduates understand agricultural business, community, leadership, and advocacy. NewGeneration programme invested € 806.9 billion to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies and societies and design a Europe that works for everyone.

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This is the EU programme specifically aimed at protecting the environment. Its aim is to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of goals and targets set out in the Europe 2020 strategy plan, by promoting innovative technologies to protect the environment and climate change. 

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Eurostars is the programme to support R&D-intensive SMEs in the development of market-oriented transnational projects. Currently it includes the participation of 25 member states of EUREKA and the EU. It is estimated that projects will receive a total budget of over 2,000 million euros up to 2020.

Visit the official website.


COSME, the programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), funds many initiatives that help small businesses access new markets.

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Programas de I+D de la Comisión Europea