First results of first Horizon 2020 call

EU Horizon 2020 for Water InnovationThe new European Research and Innovation Program “Horizon 2020” was launched earlier this year with a budget of 80 billion Euro over seven years. A total of 109 projects were submitted for the water innovation market replication projects call.

The requested budget of the water innovation market replication projects was just over 340 million Euros, which is more than eight times the available budget. This clearly indicates the very strong interest from stakeholders in the area of water and innovation.Proposals that have passed the evaluation thresholds in the first stage have been invited to submit a full proposal in the second stage evaluation by 16th September 2014.

An EIP Water draft analysis and overview of funding opportunities in the water sector including Horizon 2020 related funding for water innovation is available here.