Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the EU Commission (DG RTD)
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation is the EU’s main instrument for implementing the European Research Area. With a budget totalling approximately 80 billion euros, Horizon 2020 was the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period from 2014 to 2020. The objective goes as stated: to contribute, within the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy, to the development of a knowledge-based society and economy across the Union.
Horizon Europe has now come into effect as the 9th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2021 to 2027, with a total budget amounting to 95.5 billion euros. In the coming years, various support instruments will be used to combat climate change and to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness and growth.
The ongoing study is part of a series of assessment studies that will be incorporated into the ex-post assessment of Horizon 2020 and the interim assessment of Horizon Europe. The project is divided into two phases: the first phase is the ex-post evaluation of Horizon 2020, which is followed by the second phase, an interim evaluation of Horizon Europe.
As part of a consortium led by PPMI, Prognos is working with Idea Consult to develop various case studies, such as an ex-post evaluation, and interim evaluations of the two EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. The consortium is investigating several innovation-oriented funding instruments, for instance the European Innovation Council, the area of “Access to Risk Finance,” Eurostars-2, and individual INNOSUP initiatives.
In the first phase of the project, Prognos is responsible for the development of five case studies on the funding instruments Eurostars-2, Access to Risk Finance, and INNOSUP. The findings of the Eurostars-2 case studies will also be incorporated into the ex-post evaluation of the Eurostars-2 Programme, which is being prepared by Prognos. The Eurostars 2 Programme is a joint funding programme between the European Commission and the EUREKA Secretariat, jointly implemented under Article 185 of the Lisbon Treaty that supports project consortia of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises from different countries.
The main methods of this evaluation study include secondary research, including the analysis of monitoring data, which will be reinforced by a variety of expert discussions with the relevant stakeholders, such as the programme’s beneficiaries. The second phase of the project is similar to the first in its methodical orientation. This also prioritises case studies focusing on individual funding lines from Horizon Europe, such as the European Innovation Council, European Innovation Ecosystems, EIT, and Eurostars 3.
More information on Horizon 2020 (EU Commission website)
More information on Horizon Europe (EU ommission website)
Project team: Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Justyna Kramarczyk , Dr Thomas Stehnken, Marie-Kristin Komendzinski, Diana Nadyesva, Jan Reichert, Victor Wichmann
Last update: January 2021
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