Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme in terms of funding allocation. Seen as a program to secure Europe’s global competitiveness and to drive economic growth and create jobs, the program accounts for €80 billion of funding over a period of 7 years, from 2014 to 2020. In addition to the private investment that this money will attract, Europe’s leaders and Members of the European Parliament have agreed that by coupling research and innovation with its emphasis on excellent science, H2020 will help to achieve industrial leadership and tackle societal challenges. The goal is to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.