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Digital in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework

Digital in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework

Save the dates: Horizon Europe info-days take place between 28 June and 9 July 2021

The first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, will take place online from 28 June to 9 July 2021. The 10-day event will give the opportunity to prospective applicants, and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation, to receive information and ask questions about the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

EC Webinar 'How to successfully prepare an innovation procurement proposal for Horizon Europe'

On 22 June 2021 (14h00-16h00) the European Commission will organise an info session about how to successfully prepare a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) type proposal for the Horizon Europe programme. This online webinar session will explain what are the funding conditions for these funding instruments, how the evaluation and submission process works, and what are the novelties that were introduced compared to the previous Horizon 2020 programme based on lessons learnt of past projects. You can also ask questions before and during the webinar. There is no need to register for the webinar.

Commission to invest €14.7 billion from Horizon Europe for a healthier, greener and more digital Europe

The Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022, which outlines the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €14.7 billion in funding. These investments will help accelerate the green and digital transitions and will contribute to sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to EU resilience against future crises. They will support European researchers through fellowships, training and exchanges, build more connected and efficient European innovation ecosystems and create world-class research infrastructures. Moreover, they will encourage participation across Europe and from around the world, while at the same time strengthening the European Research Area.

Horizon Europe funding for PCP and PPI

Interested in EU funding for your next innovation procurement? Horizon Europe provides funding opportunities for pre-commercial procurements (PCPs) and public procurements of innovative solutions (PPIs) in different fields: ICT, health, security, climate change, satellite and research infrastructures etc.

Leading the Digital Decade

Leading the Digital Decade is a two-day online event focused on Europe’s digital transformation towards 2030.What should the future of digital in Europe be? What should our 2030 goals be when it comes to digital transformation? How can we make sure we meet our objectives? These are the main questions that Leading the Digital Decade aims to answer.

Workshop on Eligible costs co-funding and state aid for European Digital Innovation Hubs - Postponed

Please note that this event has been postponed. A new date will be fixed soon and announced on this page. This is the third workshop dedicated to the restricted call to setup the initial network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs). The call will be launched in the spring, with a planned deadline in the third quarter 2021. The aim is to clarify the many aspects relevant to the European call and the setting up of the initial network. This one will focus on co-funding and state aid issues.

Summary of Webinar on Collaboration between EDIHs

Active and fruitful collaboration between European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) will be a key element in the network of EDIHs. On 13 April 2021, an on-line webinar discussed the various options for collaboration between EDIHs in the different contexts, and how the collaboration activities should be mentioned in the text of the proposals. Examples of different forms of collaborations were presented. 600+ participants attended the on-line event.

Collaboration between European Digital Innovation Hubs in the network, including trans-national cross-border hubs and corridors

The call to set up the initial network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) will be launched in the spring, with a planned deadline in the third quarter 2021. To clarify the many aspects relevant to the European call and the setting up of the initial network, the European Commission is organising a cycle of thematic online workshops for stakeholders. This one will focus on collaboration between EDIHs in the network.

Work as an expert: Call for expression of interest 2021-2027

The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice in specific cases. The new call for expression of interest for experts for the programming period 2021-2027 is now open.

European Digital Innovation Hubs and support projects

A wide range of European projects working on digital transformation developed their own platforms or marketplaces, offering solutions for companies to improve their production processes, products, or business models with advanced technologies. During this workshop, different initatives and projects will present their offer and opportunities available for candidate European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs).

Manufacturing Data Spaces - Workshop on what role standards play with regard to data sharing

The European Commission wants to support data sharing among manufacturing companies and with (service) providers by the facilitation of Manufacturing Data Spaces, which will serve as a model to show how sharing industrial data improves company operations, enhances business opportunities, and supports the transition towards a circular economy. To this end, we are preparing a call within the framework of the Digital Europe programme.

Launch event for Horizon Europe

The event brings together speakers from all over Europe and includes interventions by researchers, business leaders and political and governmental officials with the aim of mobilizing the whole Europe for the “Horizon Europe, 2021-27” programme and its articulation with national programmes of recovery and resilience, in preparation under the “Next Generation EU, 2021-27” programme.