The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October. The new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme are directly aligned with the policy priorities of the European Commission and will substantially contribute to the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package, the Digital Single Market, Energy Union and Climate change policy, Internal Market with stronger industry and making Europe a stronger global actor.

European Union's research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 was launched in 2014. Over seven years €77 billion is being invested in research and innovation projects. The EU research budget is focused mainly on improving everyday life in areas like health, the environment, transport, food and energy. The new Work Programme 2016-17 offers funding opportunities for about 600 topics. The programme's structure is a reflection of the flexibility of Horizon 2020 which focuses on the EU's long-term priorities and the most pressing societal challenges. The programme will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives: the modernisation of Europe's manufacturing industry (€1 billion); technologies and standards for automatic driving (over €100 million); the Internet of Things (€139 million) to address digitalisation of EU industries; Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy (€670 million) to develop strong and sustainable economies; and Smart and Sustainable Cities (€232 million) to better integrate environmental, transport, energy and digital networks in EU's urban environments. In addition, at least €8 million in funding will be available for research on security of EU's external borders to help identify and prevent human trafficking and smuggling; €27 million for the new technologies to help prevent crime and terrorism as well as €15 million for research into the origin and impact of migration flows in Europe.

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