According to the latest provisional data available for the period 2014-2016*, the universities of the A-4U are among the top 20 Spanish entities for economic return in EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’.
The report of the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial) highlights not only the number of activities but also those that are led by Spanish entities. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona occupies the 6th position, followed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (7th position), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (15th position) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (17th position).
Moreover, the total of Spanish entities have obtained grants representing EUR 1.933,8 million in calls for proposals between 2014 and 2016. This results in 9,8% EU-28 of economic return for Spain, and a 4th position in the ranking of EU countries with highest number of grants, following Germany, UK and France. These provisional results already surpass not only the total Spanish participation in VII Framework Programme (8,3% EU-28), but also the target objectives for the whole period of Horizon 2020 (9,5%).