Obelis is honored to announce its participation in the largest European project for Research and Innovation run by the European Commission – Horizon 2020. This, in continuous to Obelis’ activities under the FP7 program.
What is Horizon 2020?
Horizon 2020 represents the largest European project for Research and Innovation with a budget of almost 80 Billion euros. The program, available for 7 years (2014-2020) is a financial instrument used by the European Commission order to ensure global competitiveness across the entire European Market.
Being an extension of the earlier FP7 (7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development), Horizon 2020 aims, as well, at increasing the number of jobs and at maintaining leadership in the global knowledge economy, but more than that, it promises a more market oriented approach, by taking innovative ideas from the lab to the market.
The Horizon 2020 program would normally include the following process:
- Proposal Submission
- Allocation of Partners
- Experts Evaluation
- Grant Agreement
What is Obelis Role?
Obelis partners with different project leaders, all across the European Union towards supporting their projects with advice and consultancies on the correct regulatory and compliance process with EU legislation.
Obelis role in such projects would normally focus on the following objectives:
- Setting up the project technical documentations, towards compliance with the essential requirements of the applicable EC legislations.
- Preparing the project towards Certification (CE Marking & EN/ISO 13485);
Providing CE Marking advisory services on medical devices for over 25 years, allowed Obelis to not only support the medical device industry at product launch but also at the initial stages of design and development.
Being a continuous supporter of the single market, Obelis has also been a strong promoter of the EU Research and Innovation programs. As with previous research projects, Obelis aims to continue providing regulatory advice to Horizon 2020 projects, yet to come.
If you would like to know more on the Horizon 2020 program, please do not hesitate to contact us.