Generations of research and innovation policy-makers have focused on clusters as a kind of panacea to promote and accelerate innovation. At least this was and often still is the case at the national level, as governments seek to concentrate innovation activities in physical clusters. But what is the new role of clusters in Horizon Europe? […]


Leaked Horizon Europe papers give an early insight into new types of EU funding for start-ups and SMEs under the EU’s 9th Framework Programme (FP) for Research and Innovation. While Horizon Europe has yet to be officially launched in June 2021, the innovation community is getting ready for novel types of EU funding to accelerate […]


The European Commission plans on spending €10 billion on 10 public-private partnerships on Health, Climate and Digital technologies. According to the European Commission, these partnerships should create “long-term impacts on employment, the environment and society”. The partnerships will be split in the following categories: Innovative Health Initiative Circular Bio-based Europe Clean Hydrogen Clean Aviation Europe’s […]


According to the leaked work programmes, close to 1 billion euro will be allocated to Health research this year through Horizon Europe. Most certainly as a result of the Covid pandemic, health became the main focus for research lately, explaining the high amount for research projects despite the late start of the programme. This amount […]


European Innovation Council grants will see major changes with the arrival of Horizon Europe. It will be divided into 3 programmes (Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator), each of them with open funding and challenge-driven funding. Pathfinder will focus on “science-towards-technology breakthrough research”, Transition on “innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle”, and Accelerator […]


More information on the first cluster, Health, is available after the recent leak. You can find the full detailed information in the draft work programme. Clusters were implemented to Horizon Europe to give special focuses on what the European Commission considered the most important technological fields of the next 7 years. Do you know which […]


While Mariya Gabriel officially launched Horizon Europe, last details are still being discussed, such as the research agenda which should be finalised and published in April. European MEPs urge for grants to be delivered as quickly as possible, and if needed before last details are finalised. Horizon Europe is already one month late and organisations […]


With its framework programmes for research, Horizon 2020 and its successor Horizon Europe, the EU provides public-sector funding of €70Bn and from 2021 of €95Bn under numerous actions and calls. To ensure proper use of these funds, the European Commission and its agencies use a number of controls. Read what monitoring mechanisms are used to […]


Information on the new work programmes leaked while the final information is expected to be published by April. You can find on the link below the draft work programmes (in PDF) regarding the following grants: Pillar 1 The European Research Council Pillar 2 Health cluster Culture, creativity and inclusive society Civil security for society Digital, […]


The new year saw the end of H2020 and the beginning of Horizon Europe, with its list of novelties. A higher budget, the ability for Eastern European organisations to join ongoing Western research projects, a new system of missions and clusters, … Come back to the main features of the new Framework Programme and find […]

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