1) Excellent Science 2) Industrial Leadership 3) Social challenges ____________________________________________________________________________________
1) Excellent Science
Financing for supporting Research capacities and basic Research, by means of grants addressed to researchers (European Research Council), collaborative Projects developing Future Emerging Technologies (FET), grants for training and mobility (Marie Skłodowska Curie), as well as grants for research infrastructures.
This priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union’s science base and to consolidate the European Research Area in order to make the Union’s research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale.
ERC> European Research Council
FET> Future and emerging technologies
MCSA> Marie Curie actions
INFRA> Research infrastructures
2) Industrial Leadership
Grants focused on companies, mainly SMEs, for the development of technologies and innovations, especially Key Enabling Technologies (KET), access to Risk Finance, and Bottom-Up Projects market oriented with New SME instrument.
This priority aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow’s businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into worldleading companies.
LEIT> Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
> Access to risk finance
> Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises
3) Social challenges
Grants for Collaborative Projects, including Research, innovation close to market, Coordination and Support Actions, and other new schemes (i.e. prizes, innovative public procurement, etc…) oriented to Political Priorities and Challenges of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
This priority responds directly to the policy priorities and societal challenges identified in the Europe 2020 strategy and aiming to stimulate the critical mass of research and innovation efforts needed to achieve Union's policy goals.
> Health, demographic change and wellbeing