Horizon 2020 is divided into 3 main areas:

Each of these priorities addresses a European issue. Excellent Science will build up the capacity of excellent scientists and the research capacity of Europe; Competitive Industries will underpin the competitiveness of industry in Europe and maximise its growth potential; Better Society will address major societal challenges of concern not only to European citizens but at a global level and with a new focus on innovation led activities. In addition, the Better Societies’ challenge will allow the social sciences and humanities scientific community to study issues such as smart and sustainable growth, social transformations in European societies, social innovation and creativity, the position of Europe as a global actor as well as the social dimension of a secure society.

Click on the links on the left panel to find out who can help you in each of these areas.



Head Office

Enterprise Ireland
East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 727 2000 | Fax: +353 1 727 2020

  • The Department for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Horizon 2020 national support network led by Enterprise Ireland