Horizon Europe – the next research and innovation framework programme
Horizon Europe is the proposed successor to the current Horizon 2020 framework programme.
Horizon Europe will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever with ~€100 billion proposed.
Horizon Europe will focus on three core pillars:
- Open Science – this pillar supports researchers through fellowships and exchanges as well as funding to projects defined and driven by researchers themselves, through the European Research Council and the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie actions.
- Global challenges – this pillar directly supports research relating to societal challenges, setting EU-wide missions with ambitious goals around issues that worry us daily such as such as the fight against cancer, clean mobility and plastic-free oceans. Industrial leadership will be prominent within this pillar and throughout the programme as a whole.
- Open Innovation – this pillar aims to make Europe a front runner in market-creating innovation. A European Innovation Council will offer a one-stop shop for high potential and breakthrough technologies and innovative companies with potential for scaling up.
For all the latest developments on Horizon Europe, visit the dedicated Horizon Europe page.