Addressing global challenges with Horizon Europe

27 May 2021

The Horizon Europe programme consists of three pillars. One of those pillars focuses on ´Global challenges and Industrial competitiveness´. The topics are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and often require a broad impact. An overview of the possibilities.

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Roy Hoven Manager Subsidiefocus

Horizon Europe, the second pillar

The second pillar of Horizon Europe aims at tackling global issues and promoting competitiveness within six clusters:

  • health;
  • culture, creativity and inclusive society;
  • civil Security for Society;
  • digital, Industry and Space;
  • climate, energy and mobility;
  • food, bio economy, natural resources, agriculture and environment.

For each of these clusters, the main impact areas have been identified in the European Strategic Plan:

Cluster 1: Health

  • Health throughout the life course
  • Environmental and social health determinants
  • Non-communicable and rare diseases
  • Infectious diseases including poverty-related and neglected diseases
  • Tools, technologies and digital solutions for health and care including personalised medicine
  • Health care systems

Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive society

  • Democracy
  • Cultural heritage
  • Social and economic transformations

Cluster 3: Civil security for society

  • Disaster-resilient societies
  • Protection and security
  • Cybersecurity

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

  • Manufacturing technologies
  • Key digital technologies including quantum technologies
  • Emerging enabling technologies
  • Advanced materials
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Next generation internet
  • Advanced computing and Big Data
  • Circular industries
  • Low carbon and clean industries
  • Space including earth observation

Cluster 5: Climate, Energy and Mobility

  • Climate science and solutions
  • Energy supply
  • Energy systems and grids
  • Buildings and industrial facilities in energy transition
  • Communities and cities
  • Industrial competitiveness in transport
  • Clean, safe and accessible transport and mobility
  • Smart mobility
  • Energy storage

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

  • Environmental observation
  • Biodiversity and natural resources
  • Agriculture, forestry and rural areas
  • Seas, oceans and inland waters
  • Food systems
  • Bio-based innovation systems in the EU's bioeconomy
  • Circular systems

More information

Do your business activities align with one of the subjects above and are you planning to introduce innovative technologies onto the market, or develop new applications? In that case, there are probably good opportunities to receive funding. Would you like to brainstorm about the opportunities or are you looking for cooperation partners? Then please contact Roy Hoven, manager Subsidiefocus, by calling +31 (0)73-6465475 or send Roy an email.

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