08 Jun 2020
Austria has already received € 1.5 billion from Horizon 2020
Austria's success rate in applying for Horizon 2020 projects is at 18.2 %, which is significantly higher than the average of all participating countries (15.8%). 37% of Austria's participations are accounted for by the enterprise sector (1,354 participations), 29% by higher education institutions (1,046 participations). With a total of 3.656 participations so far, Austria's participants are particularly successful in ERC projects (European Research Council; € 315 million), and in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) programme (€ 213 million), Transport (€ 156 million) and Energy (€ 125 million) programmes.
The total amount of funds awarded to Austrian participants is currently at € 1.5 billion (higher education institutions: € 563 million, industry: € 464 million, non-university research institutions: € 383 million). The amount of € 1.5 billion is the target the Austrian government had set itself at the start of Horizon 2020 for the overall duration of the programme, which means Austria will exceed this target.
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