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Narrowed focus for final year of Horizon 2020

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An €11-billion spending plan for the final year of the EU’s Horizon 2020 R&D programme has been published, with a focus on EU priorities including fighting cybercrime and developing next-generation batteries.

The European Commission announced on 2 July how the programme’s final annual budget will be spent. It published updated work programmes across the various Horizon 2020 schemes and funding instruments.

The Commission has set aside €2.8bn for four focus areas: €1.4bn for carbon neutrality, €400 million for circular economies, €649m for digitisation and €427m for security.

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