About 70 Billion Euro for more knowledge and innovation.
The new programme for research and innovation aims to contribute to the development of a more competitive economy and its sustainable growth. It is especially designed to the benefit of small and medium-sized businesses. With its key areas „Excellent science“, „Competitive industries“ and „Better society“ the programme covers a broad range from basic research to ready-to-market innovations. The priority is on co-operation in the key areas. In this way the EU aims at helping bridging the gap between research and the market.