Jinan Research Project Receives Funds From EU’s ‘Horizon2020 Program’

Modified: Sept 14, 2016

Source: Management School, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation

Posted by Jinan News Center

“Horizon 2020--The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation” has allocated€720,000 to the international collaborative research project “Knowledge and Innovation In, To and From Emerging Markets”. The Industrial Technology Economy and Management Center of JNU’s Management School participated in the project. It is the second time Jinan’s research groups have received EU funds since 2013, when one of its projects was funded under the EU’s seventh Framework Program (FP7).

(Jinan research project approved by EU H2020 Program)

The project aims to study the creation and management of knowledge and innovation in emerging markets, as well as the learning and knowledge exchange between those markets and developed economies in the process. Itincludes57 researchers from prestigious universities and research institutes around the world, including the University College of Financial Studies (Spain), the University of Salento (Italy), the University of Göttingen (Germany), the University of Southern Denmark, the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico), Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), Vietnam National University, Jinan University, Peking University and Renmin University of China. Four Jinan scholars -- Tang Yongli, Li Congdong, Hu Xinyue and Su Xiaohua-- participated.

(Jinan Professor Tang Yongli briefing representatives of European universities on the project)

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest research and innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion available over seven years (2014 to 2020) in addition to the private investment this money will attract. The project promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly and achieve results faster.