Horizon 2020 and EU-Japan collaborative projects

Following the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which was the main instrument for funding research in Europe running from 2007 to 2013, the European  Union launched the Horizon 2020 Programme. 

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion 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.

Opportunities for companies

Horizon 2020 provides financial support for transnational research for and by SMEs wishing to innovate and improve their competitiveness, by enhancing their investment in research activities to acquire new knowledge for growth in Europe's knowledge-based economy.

Horizon 2020 is open to all types and sizes of business including start-ups, spin-offs, small, medium and large companies.

Promotion of Horizon 2020 in Japan – JEUPISTE Project

Launched in September 2013, the Japan-EU Partnership in Innovation, Science and Technology (JEUPISTE) is a 3 years EU co-funded project aiming at promoting EU-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) through supports to policy dialogues, deployment of bilateral information services, organisation of networking events focusing on specific technologies and/or societal challenges, operation of help desk services and contribution to the development of human resources for collaborative projects.


To facilitate EU-Japan cooperation in research and innovation by raising awareness among the S&T research community in Japan about the various tools available in Horizon 2020

To make it easier and faster for the S&T research community in Japan to join the Horizon 2020 research projects

To promote Japanese participation in Horizon 2020 by organising awareness raising activities in Japan to share best practices and address issues affecting the participation of Japanese organisations in Horizon 2020.

JEUPISTE Consortium

The consortium involved in the project consists of the following 10 partners:

Activities in Japan

Information services

Through the JEUPISITE website (http://www.jeupiste.eu) you can access to the events details,  and other useful information and documents such as the newsletter.


Various awareness seminars and workshops are organised throughout the year in Japan and in the EU. It is a perfect opportunity to listen to researchers and managers, who participated in collaborative R&D projects, sharing with the audience their own experiences.

Some of the topics covered during the previous events:
•    Horizon 2020 dissemination seminar on nanotechnologies and material sciences
•    Energy and environment
•    ICT
•    Smart communities

Help Desk

JEUPISTE help desk is offering assistance to researchers, R&D managers and other targets in their search for information such as on Horizon 2020 and Horizon 2020 applications, other funding opportunities, information on EU and Japanese S&T policies.

Contact Details

Coordinator: Fabrizio MURA - E-mail: fabrizio.mura@eu-japan.gr.jp