The new EU proposal, or multiannual financial framework, goes from 2014 to 2020, and is backed by some 79,000 million euros for the Horizon 2020 Programme. With more than almost 20,000 million euros more than the 7 EU Framework Programme, this new EU programme makes the best of past successes, but improves and simplifies procedures. In short, more financing and less tedious procedures for developing projects to promote employment, innovation, growth and quality of life in Europe.

The intention of the H2020 programme is to transition from the laboratory to the market, and the application of innovation in transport, energy, job-creation opportunities, improved productivity and competitiveness for European companies, or the role played by SMEs, etc.,.

In order to facilitate preparing proposals and to increase the number of projects presented by companies, universities and research groups from the Valencian Community, the Science Park Foundation of the University of Valencia has launched the “Guide to technically and administratively prepare Horizon 2020 Proposals”, with sponsoring from the Regional Valencian Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sport. This is an informative document about how to prepare and apply for a proposal to receive EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme financing.