“Horizons 2020”- the keys to its success

“Horizons 2020” is a European Union flagship program in research and innovation.

Last Friday I had the honor of presiding over a special day for H2020 Projects, organized by the Office of International Projects (OPI) at the University of Salamanca. Participants in this event included Maive Rute, from the General Directorate for Research and Innovation for the European Commission, as well as University researchers Francisco J. Rodriguez and Emilio Corchado.

Maive Rute explained how Horizon 2020, the European Union flagship program for research and innovation, works and answered questions such as: What new financial tools are available to researchers and innovators to access European Commission funding? What are the research priorities established for annual calls? How can we participate? Where can we find information? Additionally, Ms. Rute offered some advice and keys to success.


The University researchers provided a practical perspective from their experience in European projects. Francisco J. Rodríguez explained his point of view as  a proposal evaluator in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, while Emilio Corchado provided his experience as a European Project Coordinator in the field of Information and Communication Technology and entrepreneurship. The day’s events sparked much interest.

The media offered the following coverage:

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That afternoon, the General Director for Research and Innovation for the European Commission, Maive Rute, took the opportunity to visit some of the businesses located in the Science Park.




Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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