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Horizon 2020; Two years on

08 February 2017

Recently the European Commission published a report “Horizon 2020: Two years on”, a review of statistical data on H2020. It is a summary of an extensive report “Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015”.

In the list of the TOP50 Higher Education Participants we find the University of Groningen on the 41st position. These data, however, exclude the share of UMCG. If we add this UMCG share of 16 M€ we come to a total of 25.9 M€ entitling us to a 17th position.

Over 76,400 eligible proposals were submitted for calls in the first two years of Horizon 2020, requesting a total EU financial contribution of €125.4bn.

  • Around 9,200 proposals were retained for funding. The overall success rate of eligible full proposals in the first two years is 11.8%. Oversubscription is therefore a main concern.
  • Over 9,000 grant agreements were signed by 1 September 2016, with a budget allocation of over €15.9bn in EU funding.
  • More than 90% of all grant agreements were signed within the legal target of eight months.
  • Around 49% of the participants in Horizon 2020 are newcomers.
  • The 20% budget target for the funding of small and medium-sized enterprises was achieved.

In the following memo the Research & Valorisation Funding Team presents the main conclusions and complement these with Dutch and Groningen statistics. Read the document

Dutch Champions in Horizon2020

Based on the Brussels' database (status 1 September 2016) with all H2020 projects, Mr. Christan Jagersma (University Medical Center Utrecht) made a midterm analysis of Dutch participation in the European Research and Innovation programme Horizon2020. Read the document

Geert Jan Arends
Geert Jan Arends

For more information

  • please contact Geert Jan Arends, coordinator Research & Valorisation Funding Team
Last modified:15 September 2017 3.19 p.m.

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