Ambitious researchers, companies and governments
Research and innovation projects
Pillars of Horizon Europe
Excellent Science, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and Innovative Europe
The ninth multiannual financial framework (MFF) starting in 2021 until 2027, Horizon Europe, aims to be more ambitious and more impact-oriented than its predecessor – Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 is the predecessor of Horizon Europe. It was designed to support research institutions, (local) governments, companies and individual researchers. The programme had a budget of € 80 billion up until 2020. – and not only on account of the budget being in excess of € 95.5 billion.
There are many programmes and initiatives within Horizon Europe for ambitious researchers with groundbreaking ideas and innovative entrepreneurs with state-of-the-art innovations. Find out more about Horizon Europe!
The next European research and innovation framework programme
Horizon Europe consists of three pillars: Excellent Science, Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness and Innovative Europe. Which initiative/programme fits your project or organisation best? We would be happy to find out:
1. Excellent Science
This pillar Excellent Science focuses on the quality of research. To bring this to and keep it at the top level, programmes such as the European Research Council (ERC) grants (for groundbreaking scienfitic research) or Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (on advancing researchers’ (international) mobility and training) have been introduced.
2. Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness
Address societal challenges directly at European and global level within one of the following six clusters:
- Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society;
- Civil Security for Society;
- Digital, Industry and Space;
- Climate, Energy and Mobility;
- Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment.
There are several calls within each cluster focused on an important societal theme within Europe. Think, for example, of developing and launching new technologies for providing the best care, stimulating inclusiveness or promoting climate action.
3. Innovative Europe
The Innovative Europe pillar focuses on stimulating innovations in order to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness. For example, you can receive funding for cutting-edge innovations with upscaling potential from the European Innovation Council (EIC) programme.
Additional focus: participation and strengthening the research area
Besides the three aforementioned pillars, Horizon Europe is also focused on widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA) for a more innovative Europe.
For whom is Horizon Europe?
Because of the broad range of grants offered by Horizon Europe, the programme offers opportunities to all kinds of organisations based in the EU: from start-ups to SMEs and from large companies to universities. Do not miss out on funding from Horizon Europe for your project or organisation. We would be happy to advice you on the possibilities of this programme.
More information about Horizon Europe?
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