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Excellent Science

Excellent Science is the pillar of Horizon 2020 supporting the best ideas, developing talent within Europe, providing researchers with access to priority research infrastructures and making Europe an attractive location for the world's best researchers.

These objectives are covered through four specific themes:

  • European Research Council: to support the most talented and creative individuals and their teams to carry out frontier research of the highest quality

  • Future and emerging technologies: to fund collaborative research to open up new and promising fields of research and innovation

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions: to provide researchers with excellent training and career development opportunities

  • European Research infrastructures: to ensure that Europe has world-class research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond