One of the most important goals of the Foundation is to attract in Lombardy region the European funds allocated with Framework programmes, such as Horizon 2020. FRRB therefore is proactive in the design, the collaboration and in the coordination of initiatives and projects in line with the priorities of Lombardy Region.
Horizon 2020, the financial instrument of the European Commission for research and innovation, started on the 1st January 2014 and is valid until the 31st December 2020.
Horizon 2020 aims to implement "Innovation Union", one of the flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, the EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Through this strategy, EU intends to promote progress by coordinating the efforts, and by implementing concrete actions in order to boost development in the fields of employment, innovation, education, social cohesion and climate/energy.