Innovation - HORIZON EUROPE
HORIZON EUROPEThe EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon Europe succeeds Horizon 2020. It is the 9th EU-Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Horizon Europe is one of the biggest funding programmes for research and innovation worldwide and more substantial than Horizon 2020. The content is aligned with the most important societal questions such as health, sustainable development, and digitalization. One central goal is to foster the excellence of European Research.
Horizon Europe is like the predecessor programme essential for the German research landscape. Many researchers – teams and people – as well as actors from the area of innovation can benefit from attractive funding possibilities. The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation simplyfies working in transnational projects – in Europe as well as worldwide.
The structure of Horizon Europe
The EU programme consists of three pillars: The "Excellent Science" pillar includes education and mobility funding within the scope of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), excellence funding of the European Research Council (ERC) as well as infrastructure measures. The pillar "Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness" primarily includes calls for collaborative research projects in six thematic clusters. Focusing on the economic application of research, the pillar “Innovative Europe” aims to establish Europe as a pioneer in market-creating innovation via the European Innovation Council (EIC).
The structure of "Horizon Europe"© DLR Projektträger
The "Excellent Science" pillar includes education and mobility funding within the scope of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), excellence funding of the European Research Council (ERC) as well as infrastructure measures.
Global challenges und industrial competitiveness of Europe
The second pillar includes 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
The Common Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) is also settled within this pillar.
The instruments with the focal point of innovation and market admission are settled within the third pillar. These are Europäische Innovationsrat (EIC), "Europäischen Innovationsökosysteme" as well as Europäische Innovations- und Technologieinstitut (EIT).
Expansion of the participation and consolidation of the European Research Area
The overarching programme scope „Expansion of the participation and consolidation of the European Research Area“ has the goal of promoting the participation of less active states in the area of Research and Innovation.
Legal Principles and Budget
The regulation of Horizon Europe and about rules for the participation and preparation of results was implemented on April 28, 2021. The sentence about the specific programme for the implementation of Horizon Europe was accepted on May 10, 2021.
A separate regulation for the European Innovation and Technology Institute (EIT) was implemented on May 20, 2021.
A budget amounting to approximately €95.5 billion will be available between 2021 and 2027.
Further Information about Horizon Europe are available on the Website www.horizont-europa.de .