About Unibo

research projects funded by European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and the Horizon 2020 programme (H2020)

One of the most important objectives of the University of Bologna is to promote and strengthen collaborative research at both European and international level, also through incentive and reward mechanisms, as well as by participating in strategic initiatives and partnerships, involving the academic community in competitive research calls and strengthening its interdisciplinary approach.

To support these strategies, the University has set up 13 Thematic Alma Mater Boards to support the Rector, the Vice Rector for Research and the Delegates in defining policy guidelines promoting access to competitive funding and for implementing related actions. The topics covered by the Boards refer to the areas defined under the Horizon 2020 programme: Agro-food, Biobased and Biotech, Climate and Resource Efficiency, E-Health, Energy, Health, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Processes (NMP), Raw Materials, Security, Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Space, Transport.

The University participates in over 60 networking initiatives linked to Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) European framework programme, contributing to the definition of European research and innovation policies and priorities, as well as the drafting of funding calls. In addition, the University is already involved in the European debate on the definition of the next funding framework programme for research and innovation.

140 project proposals were invited to sign the grant agreement under the H2020 Programme, accounting for over 48 € million funding , with over 250 researchers acting as team leader or scientific coordinators and a network of more than 3600 partners. Seven of these projects have been funded by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC), the European Union body that supports frontier research projects by outstanding researchers.


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