Horizon Europe: Research Infrastructures

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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.

Support is provided for European research infrastructures (RI) under the Excellent Science pillar in order to empower Europe through world-class and accessible Research and Technology Infrastructures.

The RI programme will support the development of cutting-edge scientific instrumentation, software and methods. These developments, carried out in cooperation with industry, will advance the industrial technological level in Europe and lead to breakthrough technological and societal innovation.

Calls will address those global environmental, social and economic challenges - in line with the renewed European Research Area (ERA) - that require an explicit contribution of research and technology infrastructures to achieve Europe's wider policy objectives. The overarching aim is to maximise the contribution of science and technology to the needs of society and increase Europe's competitiveness.

All the activities implemented through the RI programme will underpin training for RI users and strengthen the RI scientific and technical competencies of staff. The instrument will therefore contribute to the education and employment opportunities of the next generation of researchers, technologists and high-level science managers.

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

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-05: Enabling discovery and interoperability of federated research objects across scientific communities. The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 10.00 million. Per topic EUR 10.00 million aprox. Expected to fund one project.

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-06: FAIR and open data sharing in support of cancer research. The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 8.00 million. Per topic EUR 8.00 million aprox. Expected to fund one project.

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01-01: Research infrastructures services to support research addressing cancer. The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 70.00 million. Per topic EUR 10.00-15.00 million aprox. Expected to fund 4-7 projects.

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01-06: Enabling research infrastructure services for better use of imaging data to address challenges in thematic research areas. The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 9.00 million. Per topic EUR 2.50-4.50 million aprox. Expected to fund 3-4 projects.

HORIZON-INFRA-2022-SERV-01-01: Implementing digital services to empower neuroscience research for health and brain inspired technology via EBRAINS. The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 38.00 million. Per topic EUR 38.00 million aprox. Expected to fund one project.



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.

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