The Commission’s proposed Horizon Europe programme would offer €100 billion to fund research and innovation in 2021-27. It has now opened a public consultation on how best to support institutionalised partnerships, bringing together industry, EU Member States and other stakeholders, as part of this new programme. Anyone with an interest in research and innovation in Europe is invited to participate in this public consultation, which will close on 6 November 2019. It will provide crucial input for the impact assessment work for potential partnerships.

A number of candidates for institutionalised partnerships have been proposed. Two are digital-centric:

  • Key Digital Technologies: to strengthen electronics value chains and integrate them into sectoral applications, enabling EU digital technology sovereignty and exploiting opportunities brought by artificial intelligence and emerging approaches.
  • Smart Networks and Services: to reinforce European industrial leadership in developing and deploying the digital infrastructures of the future, underpinning the Next Generation Internet and digital industries.

Partnership candidates in other areas (Health, Clean Mobility, Sustainable Energy and bio-based solutions, Transport, Metrology and Innovative SMEs) have strong potential to enable the sustainable digital transformation of key socio-economic sectors. More information about the partnerships.

ICT Proposers’ Day 2019, to be held on 19-20 September in Helsinki, Finland, includes a session on the challenges and opportunities offered by future European Partnerships.

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