EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism for Research and Innovation Cooperation

Horizon 2020 is fully open to international participation in all fields and areas. Chinese researchers, enterprises, research institutions and universities will be able to team up with their European partners to participate in projects under Horizon 2020 and make best use of Europe’s excellent opportunities in research and innovation. Through participation in Horizon 2020 beneficiaries can gain great benefits from access to excellent knowledge, access to research data and access and connection to world-leading scientific networks and research teams.

While Chinese participants are no longer automatically funded through Horizon 2020, the Chinese Government and the EU agreed to set up a co-funding mechanism on research and innovation to support joint projects between European and Chinese universities, research institutions and companies.

Under the co-funding mechanism (CFM), up to 200 million RMB, or 28 million euro, will be made available annually by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on the Chinese side for the benefit of China-based entities that will participate in joint projects with European partners under Horizon 2020. The European Commission expects to continue spending over 100 million Euros per year for the benefit of Europe-based entities in joint projects under H2020 with Chinese participants.

The exact term and conditions of MOST call can be found at MOST web site: http://www.most.gov.cn/mostinfo/xinxifenlei/fgzc/gfxwj/gfxwj2015/201512/t20151216_122975.htm