The EC recently held a competition to name the next Framework Programme for research funding. The winning name is Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Significantly the EC confirms in its press release that this new Framework Programme will pull together three currently separate strands of funding:
It is the name for the new, integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). These different types of funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner.
You can read more of my thoughts and analysis on the next generation Framework Programme in my post on the recent Research Europe event.