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Funding Entities

Horizon Europe

Research and innovation funding programme until 2027. How to get funding, programme structure, missions, European partnerships, news and events. WHAT IS HORIZON EUROPE? Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation, and has a budget of € 95.5 billion. It tackles climate changes, helps achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and fosters the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and reinforces the impact of research and innovation on the development, support and implementation of EU policies, while addressing global challenges. It supports the creation and wider dissemination of excellent knowledge and technologies. It creates employment, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, drives economic growth and industrial competitiveness, and optimises investment impact in a strengthened European Research Area. Legal entities from the EU and associated countries are eligible to participate.


European Innovation Council: Support for innovations with potential break-through and disruptive nature with scale-up potential which may be too risky for private investors. This represents70% of the budget earmarked for SMEs.


Sets of measures to achieve bold, inspiring and mensurable objectives within a set timeframe. There are 5 main mission areas as part of Horizon Europe. Open science policy: Mandatory open access to publications and open science principles are applied throughout the programme


Open science in Horizon Europe

New approach to partnerships:

More-ambitious, objective-driven partnerships with the industry to support the EU’s policy objectives.