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Draft 2016/17 Work Programmes for Horizon2020 Published

The European Commission has published the much anticipated draft 2016/17 Work Programmes for Horizon2020, the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme with an available budget of €79bn.

Circular economy topics are found in multiple work programmes, most notably:


·         Cross-cutting topics work programme (includes a the “CIRC” topics)

·         Societal Challenge 5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials)

·         NMPB  (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing)


To support applicants in navigating the work programmes and finding collaborators, KTN held a brokerage event for circular economy topics.  Presentations and elevator pitches from the day can be viewed here.

To keep up-to-date with the very latest circular economy funding information, please join the KTN’s Collaborations for a Circular Economy Community

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If you are planning to submit a proposal for Horizon2020, or any other funding stream, or would like to discuss a project idea in more detail, please do get in touch with me

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