The Northern Ireland Executive has set a target to secure at least €145m from Horizon 2020. This represents an increase of 65 per cent in Northern Ireland’s performance under the Framework 7 programme, the predecessor to Horizon 2020. This Strategy details the approach that will be taken to deliver this target. Regular reports, charting Northern Ireland’s progress against the €145m target will be presented to the Northern Ireland Executive Sub Committee on the Economy. Operational oversight of the Strategy will be undertaken by the Department for the Economy.