The leading Spanish university in Horizon 2020 funding
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is firmly placed as the Spanish university that receives most funding from the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020). It is also the third research institution in Spain and the first in Catalonia in H2020 funding received. The UPC is currently undertaking 15 projects funded by other European programmes and receives a total of €38 million in European funding for research and innovation projects.
According to the latest figures for the period from January to September 2016 (see table below), 55 of the H2020 projects in which the UPC participates receive €28 million in funding from the European Commission and 37 of the ICFO’s projects receive almost €24 million.
H2020, which has a budget of over €74 million for the period 2014-2020, is the main instrument for funding research, technological development, demonstration and innovation in Europe. It aims to increase the level of excellence and ensure the long-term competitiveness of Europe in science and technology.
The UPC is currently undertaking 15 other projects funded by other European programmes, bringing the total volume of European funding to €38 million. Here, the UPC is particularly active in projects that have received some of the distinctions of the European Research Council, projects funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and projects in the fields of information and communications technology, energy, space, environment and health.
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