Statistical analysis of Brussels participation to H2020


"Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly 80 billion EUR of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) - in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market".

Since the start of the Research and Innovation (R&I) programme in January 2014, the Brussels-Capital Region (BCR) obtained:

  • The financing of 1.240 projects coming from 505 Brussels beneficiaries (=45% of Belgian beneficiaries).
  • A total financing amount of 577,8 million EUR, which corresponds to 36% of the total amount granted to Belgium, while the BCR represents 13% of the gross R&D expenses of Belgium.
  • The average success rate of project proposals involving Brussels organisations is 18,8%, compared to 16,0% at Belgian level and 11,8% at the level of the whole programme.
  • The average amount of financing amount granted to Brussels proposers is 351.467 EUR, an amount slightly lower than the Belgian average (398.968 EUR).