Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


EU research funding - Horizon 2020 and Free Software

How to apply for funding, legal implications and required project organization

This talk introduces EU research funding for Free Software.

The new EU research funding scheme "Horizon 2020" starts in 2014. For the first time research groups can choose open access licenses for all project results. This allows Free Software and research projects to explicitly set "open intellectual property" rules and require publication of all outcomes from EU funding.

This talk

  • shows how to apply for Horizon 2020 funding
  • shows how to position Free Software within an EU research project
  • highlights prospective funding areas for Free Software
  • explains the required project organization / legal status to get funding
  • gives an informal impression on what to expect from a project submission


Marc Hoffmann