Written answers

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Horizon 2020 Strategy Funding

Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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326. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount drawn down by Ireland from the Horizon 2020 fund to date; and the areas to which the funds have been allocated. [3993/18]

Photo of John HalliganJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent)
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Ireland has won €475 million in Horizon 2020 to September 2017, the latest data release from the European Commission. Irish Higher Education Institutes have accounted for just under €255 million out of this funding, while industry won just over €160 million, of which €98.6 million was awarded to Irish SMEs.

The Horizon 2020 programme areas with largest funding to Ireland to date are:

1. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (€77.5M)

2. Information & Communication Technologies (€75.5M)

3. Health (€65.2M)

4. European Research Council (€53.4M)

5. Agri-Food (€50.0M)

6. Nanotechnologies (€40.0M)

7. Energy (€27.5M)

8. Research Infrastructures (€15.6M)

9. Climate (€14.1M)

10. Transport (€12.2M)

11. Security (€10.2M)


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