HORIZON EUROPE, THE NEW FRAMEWORK OF INNOVATION PROGRAM THAT WILL REPLACE HORIZON 2020

In early May, the European Commission (EC) released its new budget proposal for the period 2021-2027, with a sum of almost 100,000 million euros for the new Framework Program for Research and Innovation, which will be renamed Horizon Europe.

NEWS IN HORIZON EUROPE

This new program is based on three fundamental pillars:

Open science Promotion of collaboration and knowledge exchange among researchers. Financing of research projects through the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Global challenges and industrial competitiveness. Direct support for research in the field of social and global challenges, such as the fight against cancer, sustainable mobility and the reduction in the use and dumping of plastic.

Open innovation. The European Innovation Council (EIC), in its intention to turn Europe into a benchmark in terms of innovation, will offer a showcase for cutting-edge technologies and innovative companies with growth potential.

HORIZON EUROPE IN FIGURES

Following the success of the main programs developed to date, the EC has increased the budget for research and innovation to 114.8 million euros, of which 85% will go to the Horizon Europe Program.

HORIZONTE EUROPA MARKS THE DIFFERENCE

The European Union’s commitment to innovation is of vital importance to enhance the value and promote cooperation among member states. In this way, the Union intends to achieve progress on essential challenges such as compliance with the Paris Agreement against climate change. Focus will also be placed on areas such as the EU Cohesion Policy, the European Defense Fund and nuclear energy, as well as the European Digital Program, which is committed to digital transformation at a social and business level through investments in computing and analysis of high performance data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and advanced digital capabilities.

Of particular interest is the InvestEU program, which will support R & D through the granting of loans, guarantees, capital or other instruments. This program will contribute 15,200 million euros and hopes to mobilize an additional investment of up to 650,000 million.



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