SMEs access Euro pot for research and innovation

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Small and medium enterprises can access a newpot of European money.

The EU plans to make up to 80bn euros available to support research and innovation in fields such as climate change, health, energy and food security in a new version of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, which is coming to an end. Last week its successor, Horizon 2020, was confirmed as part of the proposed EU budget for 2014-2020, with about 15 per cent going to SMEs.