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Kroes calls for ICT ring fence in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 should include a ring-fenced fund to support creative and “radical” innovation, digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has said. Speaking at the Open Forum Europe on 25 September, Kroes said that research and innovation under Horizon 2020 must be more challenging, more coherent, and better at boosting competitiveness. To achieve this, she suggested allocating 5 per cent of the budget towards an open, flexible funding instrument for “open, disruptive innovation” as an “experiment to support creativity”.

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