You are an explorer, innovator or entrepreneur who wants to turn your ideas into reality and change the world. Don’t hesitate to explore the Horizon programme, the European Union’s flagship initiative for research and innovation.
With a total budget of €95.5 billion for the period 2021-2027, Horizon Europe provides a wide range of funding opportunities in areas ranging from basic and frontier research to tackling societal challenges and boosting industrial competitiveness. It consists of three pillars: Excellent Science, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and Innovative Europe
The Excellent Science pillar aims to support basic and cutting-edge research by funding individual researchers and research teams through grants and fellowships. The pillar includes four funding schemes: the European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Research Infrastructures.
The Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness pillar addresses societal challenges and supports the competitiveness of enterprises. It comprises six clusters of research and innovation activities: Health; Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society; Civil Security for Society; Digital Technology, Industry and Space; Climate, Energy and Mobility; and Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment.
Or if you are a company or entrepreneur looking to commercialize your research results, the Innovative Europe pillar is available including 2 funding schemes. The European Innovation Council (EIC), supports innovative projects with the potential to change whole industries and the way we live and work. And for those who want to expand their networks and benefit from the expertise and know-how of other innovators, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) provides a range of services in this regard.
Who can apply?
The Horizon programme is open to companies, researchers, innovators, universities and research organizations from all over the world. It encourages collaboration across sectors and regions, and the dissemination of research results to the wider public to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our time.
So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step and apply for Horizon funding today. With its vast resources, global reach and commitment to excellence, Horizon is the ideal partner for researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs who want to make a lasting impact.