Horizon 2020 is the name of the European Union's research and innovation funding program. The program brings together all existing sources of Union funding for research and innovation (including the Research Framework Program), innovation-related activities under the Competitiveness Framework Program and the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The allocated budget is 77 billion eur.

Our Aquaholder® Seed + (AQS +) project for agriculture was awarded in the Horizon 2020 grant program (First phase SMEInst-07-2016-2017 - project No. 807831). In the first phase, out of the total number of 233 projects from all over the EU, we placed 5th and in Slovakia we placed 1st, gaining 14.25 points out of 15. This result is historically the best award for the Slovak project in the first phase of Horizon 2020.