Horizon Europe: Cluster 4_Digital, Industry and Space

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Horizon Europe is the ninth European Research and Innovation Framework programme (2021-2027). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is one of the key instruments of the European Union's efforts to steer and accelerate Europe's recovery, preparedness and resilience. In the context of a new European Research Area for research and innovation, it aims to strengthen Europe's knowledge base through frontier research, spur breakthrough innovation and support the development and demonstration of innovative solutions, and help restore industrial leadership and open strategic autonomy.

Activity under Horizon Europe is primarily organised under three 'pillars':

Pillar I - Excellent Science

Pillar II - Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Pillar III - Innovative Europe

As part of Pillar II, the EU has identified six clusters to help accelerate and steer Europe's digital and green transitions:

Cluster 1 - Health

Cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Cluster 3 - Civil Security for Society

Cluster 4 - Digital, Industry and Space

Cluster 5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility

Cluster 6 - Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

This report covers research funding support available under Cluster 4 - Digital, Industry and Space.


The overarching vision behind the proposed investments under Cluster 4 is that of Europe shaping competitive, secure and trusted technologies for a European industry with global leadership in key areas, enabling production and consumption to respect the boundaries of the planet, and maximising the benefits for all parts of society in the variety of social, economic and territorial contexts in Europe.

The cluster will emphasise multilateral cooperation in areas of common interest, highlighting Europe's strong position in sustainability, and pursuing a level playing field, reciprocity and common standards. Collaborative R&I will be complemented through industrial and policy dialogues, to achieve these aims.

Cluster 4 will develop core and pervasive technologies that will be applied and used in many sectors of the economy to address challenges faced by society in areas such as health, transport, energy, food and agriculture, culture

Some relevant topics covered are listed below. Please refer to the PDF for the complete list of topics.

- HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-20: Antimicrobial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Nanocoatings (RIA). The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 23.00 million. Per topic 4.00 million aprox. Expected to fund 5 projects.

- HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-31: European Technological and Social Innovation Factory (RIA). The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 5.00 million. Per project 3.00 million aprox. Expected to fund 1-2 projects.

- HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-02-32: Social and affordable housing district demonstrator (IA). The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 10.00 million. Per project 2.5 million aprox. Expected to fund 4 projects.

- HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-13: Smart and multifunctional biomaterials for health innovations (RIA). The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 20.00 million. Per project 3 million aprox. Expected to fund 6 projects.

-HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02-19: 2D materials-based devices and systems for biomedical applications (RIA). The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 6 million. Per project 6 million aprox. Expected to fund one projects.



Any legal entity may participate in an action provided that the conditions laid down in the Rules of Participation have been met as well as any conditions laid down in the relevant work programme or work plan.

Applicants must be established in:

  • A Member State of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Non-EU countries associated to Horizon Europe

Applications to Horizon Europe calls and topics must be submitted via the European Commission Funding and Tenders Portal.

More info at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021-2022/wp-7-digital-industry-and-space_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf

In case of interest, please contact internacional(ELIMINAR)@fsjd.org