EC Invests €8.1 Billion in Research and Innovation to Boost Europe’s Growth

The European Commission announced the final and biggest ever set of calls for proposals for research under its Seventh Framework Programme. In total, €8.1 billion will support projects and ideas to increase Europe's competitiveness. The funding, which is open to organisations and businesses in all EU Member States and partner countries, makes up the lion's share of the EU's proposed €10.8 billion research budget for 2013. The calls support the Digital Agenda's ICT research funding targets, with almost €1.5 billion dedicated to the area of information and communication technologies. Learn More about the 2013 Work Programme