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EU research & innovation

HSH encourages and supports individual researchers and research groups to participate in international research projects. The EU-framework programs for research and innovation, such as Horizon 2020, are an important external funding source. As the world's largest research and innovation program, Norway takes part in «Horizon 2020», or short H2020, as a full member with an overall contribution close to 16 billion kr. This means that HSH participates under the same conditions as other universities and university colleges from the EU Member States. H2020 started 1.1.2014 when the 7th framework program (2007-2013) finished.

Horizon 2020 - General overview

In English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CimJI88c4fE

In Norwegian: Forstår H2020 på 5 min. Kan lastes ned her: www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-horisont2020/Om_Horisont_2020/1253988679420

H2020 has 3 priorities

  • Excellent science
    World class science is the foundation of tomorrow's technologies, jobs and wellbeing. Researchers need access to the best infrastructures and Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent. more...

  • Industrial leadership
    Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation and more innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth and jobs. Strategic investments in key technologies, e.g. advanced manufacturing, underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors. more...

  • Societal challenges
    Concerns of citizens and society (e.g. climate, transport, energy) cannot be achieved without innovation. Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences and humanities. Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up. more...

How to apply


The application process is done via the participant portal: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/guide.html

Further information

Read more about H2020 on the ECs homepage: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/

Call texts, also called «calls for proposals» are available here: participant portal - funding opportunities.

Please register as an expert here: participant portal - experts. The EC needs experts to evaluate proposals and reimburses evaluators for their work. Evaluating proposals provides also increased understanding and insight in proposal writing.


For further information, assistance in proposal planning and project development, please fill out the 1 page proposal sheet and contact Andrea Volbers, HSH.

Sida ble sist oppdatert: 22.11.2016