Horizon Europe: opportunities for research and development projects for upcoming seven years

Horizon Europe, the landmark research programme for the years 2021-2027, has finally launched with the official opening of its first collaborative calls. The budget of 95.5 B€ for the next seven years will offer strong support for projects related to topics such as health, digitalisation and green transition. Innovative small and mid-sized enterprises will also be able to benefit from the various funding opportunities under the programme.

Over 700 topics aiming to solve global challenges will be opened during the next two years for collaborative projects involving partners across industries, SMEs, research organisations and non-profit entities. Finding a suitable topic among the possibilities can be challenging. Spinverse’s AI-based search tool Spinbase can offer help in finding a matching topic and help to search for the right partners. Every project will also require professional project management skills during the preparation and coordination phases to raise the success of acquiring public funding and developing novel solutions.

We have already started to work with many of our customers on their project ideas and possible partners with the new funding calls in mind. If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of Horizon Europe for your company, our experts will be happy to help you find the right funding instrument for your project, help with your funding application planning, business strategy and partner identification.

Horizon Europe programme in a nutshell

The programme consists of three pillars with different focuses on the European Research and Innovation ecosystem.

  • The Excellent Science pillar will support frontier research projects driven by researchers themselves through the European Research Council (ERC). It will fund fellowships and exchanges for researchers through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will invest in research infrastructure.
  • The Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness pillar will directly support research relating to societal challenges, technological and industrial capacities, and will determine the focus of EU-wide research missions. It consists of six clusters that determine what topics EU will be funding during the next years. It also includes public-to-public and public-to-private European Partnerships as well as activities pursued by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), which supports EU and national policymakers with independent scientific evidence and technical support.
  • The Innovative Europe pillar aims to make Europe a frontrunner in market-creating innovation through the European Innovation Council that offers support for the scaling up activities of European SMEs. The pillar also aims to foster the integration of business, research, higher education and entrepreneurship and the development of the European Innovation Ecosystem.

If you are interested in exploring the different funding calls and possible partners for your project, sign up to our AI-based search tool Spinbase!

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