Horizon 2020 is the world's largest research and innovation programme

The Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation is managed by the EU, and it runs from 2014 until 2020. The first calls under Horizon 2020 will be launched already at the end of 2013. 

As an EU member state, Finland is highly involved in the development of the European Research and Innovation Area. The increased Finnish participation in the European research and innovation programmes has played a crucial role in the internationalisation of Finnish companies and research teams.

EU Research and Innovation Programmes (EUTI), based in Tekes, communicates EU funding opportunities and EU policy issues to all Finnish stakeholders in companies, universities, research institutes, governmental agencies and municipalities. It also monitors the EU project landscape and Finnish participation.

EUTI together with National Contact Points give information and advice on Horizon 2020. National Contact Points (NCPs) are thematic advisers specialised in different parts of the Horizon 2020. The NCPs are located in Tekes and the Academy of Finland.