The NEOShield-2 Project is funded by the EU European Commission Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 640351


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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available between 2014 & 2020 – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

NEOShield-2 is a project that was proposed as part of the H2020-PROTEC-2014 call in the category “Access technologies and characterisation for Near Earth Objects (NEOs)”.

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The NEOShield Project was funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No 282703

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The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development was the European Union’s main stream for funding research in Europe between 2007 & 2013. It was designed to complement European research by co-financing transnational research, technological development and demonstration projects which had ‘European added value’. The Framework Programmes for Research had two main strategic objectives:

  • To strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry;
  • To encourage its international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies.

NEOShield was a project that was proposed as part of the 2011 FP7 Space call in the category “Prevention of impacts from near-Earth objects (NEOs) on our planet”.

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