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The UC3M receives more than 60 million Euros for R&D&I in H2020

Information presented at a conference on Horizon Europe


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has secured 126 projects and has received more than 60 million Euros in Horizon 2020 (H2020), the European Union’s (EU) latest Research and Innovation Framework Programme, which is now coming to an end. The preliminary data, presented at a workshop about Horizon Europe on the 18th March at the University, places the UC3M among the top Spanish universities for their participation in European level R&D&I programmes.

Horizon 2020

The UC3M’s participation in the EU’s R&D&I framework programmes has increased significantly in recent decades. In the FP6, which ran between 2002 and 2006, the UC3M secured 5.26 million Euros for 34 projects; in the FP7, between 2007 and 2013, this figure increased to 24 million Euros for 72 projects; while in H2020, the UC3M has secured more than 60 million Euros in funding for a total of 126 projects granted.

These figures demonstrate UC3M’s researchers commitment and experience and the University’s participation in European R&D&I projects in consortium with other universities and companies. These indicators were presented during an online workshop about Horizon Europe (HE), the EU’s ninth R&D&I framework programme, which will be undertaken between 2021 and 2027 and will rely on a budget of 95 billion Euros.

This online workshop, called “The UC3M, committed to Horizon Europe”, was opened by the University’s President, Juan Romo, and was attended by the R&D&I councillor from the Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union, Clara Eugenia García García, and representatives from the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI, in its Spanish acronym), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT, in its Spanish acronym), as well as by various Project Officers from the European Commission. The event was closed by the UC3M’s Vice-President for Scientific Policy, Juan José Vaquero.

HE is built around three pillars: Scientific excellence, global challenges and European industrial competitiveness, and innovative Europe. HE will initially cover five flagship missions to find solutions to the following social challenges: curing cancer; getting healthier oceans, seas, coasts, and water; developing intelligent and climate neutral cities; working towards healthier food and soil; and adapting to climate change, including social transformations.

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Horizon Europe, new European Framework Programme