Horizon 2020 focuses on three main pillars:
- excellent science to strengthen the Union's world-class scientific excellence and make the Union research and innovation system more competitive,
- fostering industrial leadership to speed up the development of technologies that will support businesses and innovation, including for small companies,
- tackling societal challenges to respond to the priorities identified in the Europe 2020 strategy.
In addition, there are two horizontal programmes:
and three smaller blocks:
Pillars of the Horizon 2020 programme