Horizon 2020 will invest 24 percent of its budget in developing Industrial Leadership. Aiming to generate investments in research and innovation through:
- LEIT – Leadership in Enabling Technologies will contribute to boosting competitiveness, job creation and supporting growth. The main focus is on Key Enabling Technologies like Information and Communication Technologies, Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Space and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing.
- Access to risk finance aims to support easier access to capital via financial instruments like loans, guarantees and equity finance for companies and organisations engaged in research and innovation. The Horizon 2020 financial instruments will collaborate with the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME).
- Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises will give SME’s targeted support to stimulate innovation and growth.