The Work Programme 2018-2020 reflects lessons learned from the Interim Evaluation, which covered the first three years of Horizon 2020.2
The interim evaluation showed the effectiveness of the NMBP part, with 75% of the projects intending to develop a new product; 60% a new process; 24% a new service; and 4% an organisational or business model innovation. Particularly relevant are demonstrators on technology integration in an industrial environment, for example those from the dedicated Pilot Lines call, which include also open access pilot lines for SMEs. Hence, this Work Programme emphasises such demonstrators and pilot lines.
The NMBP part has successfully engaged industry, including SMEs, with a large number of newcomers, predominantly SMEs. Participants have stressed the opportunities that projects provided in terms of market access.
(N.B. All draft work programmes are made public before the adoption of the work programme 2018-2020 to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of this work programme. Only the adopted work programme will have legal value.)