EU funded research at UiO
UiO has participated in the EU's framework programmes for research and development since 1991. UiO's participation has been strongest within the thematically free areas, especally ERC and Marie Curie Actions.
In Horizon 2020, UiO have high ambitions of increasing the number of projects also within the thematical areas. This fits our goal to strengthen UiO's position as a competitive and attractive participant in the European Research Area.
EU Research and Innovation programmes
Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
In combining research and innovation with emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, the goal is to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
ERC is part of the Excellence pillar in H2020 and funds excellent scientific projects that can lead to scientific and technological discoveries.
UiO strategy for EU funding
In 2014, the Board adopted the UiO's strategy for Horizon 2020. The strategy builds upon the UiO Strategy2020 and shall be operationalized through the faculties' own plans.
By 2014, UiO had been part of 162 FP7 projects. UiO's participation has been strongest within the thematically free areas; 42 projects have been funded by the PEOPLE (Marie Curie) programme and 25 projects by IDEAS (ERC).
Both participation and income has increased throughout the FP7; in 2013 UiO had an income of 123 million NOK from EU research funding.
FP7 participation thematically distributed
FP7 income 2007-2013 (in NOK)