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Analysis of upcoming Horizon Digital, Industry and Space calls 2023-2024 – opportunities for you?


15th December 2022 at 2:28 pm



Digital and industrial technologies shape all sectors of the European economy and the daily routines of us all. The EU reflects this in the budget increase from EUR 1.56 billion (2021-2022) to EUR 2.3 billion (2023-2024) in Cluster 4, tackling Digital, Industry and Space challenges. Within these challenges, the EU prioritises critical and breakthrough technologies towards cybersecurity, human-centric and ethical artificial intelligence (AI) and world-leading data and computing technologies, all having a high impact on green and digital transitions. You can also read about the other clusters in our blog repository.

Horizon Europe funding for Digital, Industry and Space

In line with this, the pre-published Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 for Cluster 4 aims to digitise and transform the industry and to increase the EU’s sovereignty in key enabling technologies. When we look closer at the Work Programme, we learn that there is a variety of calls, including Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), Research and Innovation Action (RIA), Innovation Action (IA) and (Coordination and Support Action) CSA calls. Due to the increased budget, the indicative number of projects expected to be funded in 2023-2024 is now 389. For a better overview, we have listed the 90 calls in 2023 below.

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Destination 1: Climate neutral, Circular and Digitised Production

Expected impact: Global leadership in clean and climate-neutral industrial value chains, a circular economy and climate-neutral digital systems and infrastructures to make Europe less dependent on external imports and boost its resilience.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-02
IAHigh-precision OR complex product manufacturing – potentially including the use of photonics (Made in Europe and Photonics Partnerships)5-6 M EUR48 M EUR8
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-04
IAFactory-level and value chain approaches for remanufacturing (Made in Europe Partnership)5-7 M EUR38 M EUR6
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-07
RIAAchieving resiliency in value networks through modelling and Manufacturing as a Service (Made in Europe Partnership)4-6 M EUR32 M EUR6
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-08
CSAForesight and technology transfer for Manufacturing As A Service (Made in Europe Partnership)1 M EUR1 M EUR1
07.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-11
RIAIntelligent data acquisition and analysis of materials and products in existing built works (RIA)5-6 M EUR12 M EUR2
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-31RIAEnergy efficiency breakthroughs in the process industries (Processes4Planet partnership)8-10 M EUR32 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-33
IAElectrification of high temperature heating systems (Processes4Planet Partnership)12-15 M EUR36 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-36
RIAModelling process industry transition to climate neutrality, sustainability and circularity (Processes4Planet partnership)6-7 M EUR13 M EUR2
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-37
IAHubs for circularity for near zero emissions regions applying industrial symbiosis and cooperative approach to heavy industrialized clusters and surrounding ecosystems (Processes4Planet partnership)15-20 M EUR40 M EUR2
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-40
RIASustainable and efficient industrial water consumption: through energy and solute recovery (Processes4Planet partnership)10-12 M EUR30 M EUR2
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-42RIACircular economy in process industries: Upcycling large volumes of secondary resources (Processes4Planet partnership)10-12 M EUR30 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-43
IALow carbon-dioxide emission technologies for melting iron-bearing feed materials OR smart carbon usage and improved energy & resource efficiency via process integration (Clean Steel Partnership)4-6 M EUR23 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-
TRANSITION-01-45
RIACircular economy solutions for the valorisation of low-quality scrap streams, materials recirculation with high recycling rate, and residue valorisation for long term goal towards zero waste (Clean Steel Partnership) 3-6 M EUR12 M EUR2

Destination 2: Increased Autonomy in Key Strategic Value Chains for Resilient Industry

Expected impact: Industrial leadership and increased autonomy in key strategic value chains with a secure supply of critical raw materials for strategic sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, energy, aerospace, space or healthcare.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-02RIAInnovative technologies for sustainable and decarbonised extraction5 M EUR25 M EUR5
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-03IATechnologies for processing and refining of critical raw materials7.3 M EUR22 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-05IARecycling technologies for critical raw materials from EoL products7 M EUR28 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-06IAEarth Observation platform, products and services for raw materials6.7 M EUR20 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-07CSAExpert network on Critical raw materials3 M EUR3 M EUR1
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-09IARecyclability and resource efficiency of Rare Earth based magnets6.7 M EUR20 M EUR3
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-21RIAInnovative methods for safety and sustainability assessments of chemicals and materials6-8 M EUR29 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-22RIAIntegrated approach for impact assessment of safe and sustainable chemicals and materials3-4 M EUR15 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-23RIAComputational models for the development of safe and sustainable by design chemicals and materials6-7 M EUR29 M EUR4
07.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-32IABioinspired and biomimetic materials for sustainable textiles6-8 M EUR31 M EUR4
07.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-33RIASmart sensors for the Electronic Appliances market6-8 M EUR31 M EUR4
07.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-34RIAAdvanced (nano and bio-based) materials for Sustainable Agriculture6-8 M EUR31 M EUR4
07.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-37RIAAdvanced materials for magnets in applications for the New Energies Market6-8 M EUR31 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-39CSACoordination and knowledge sharing across materials development communities by digital technologies2 M EUR2 M EUR1
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-42CSABoosting generation and diffusion of advanced technologies in SMEs based on a supply chain model2-3 M EUR10 M EUR4
20.04.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-44IAAffordable Housing District Demonstrator5 M EUR10 M EUR2

Destination 3: World-leading Data and Computing Technologies

Expected impact: Globally attractive, secure and data-agile economy by developing and enabling next-generation computing and data technologies and infrastructures, while preserving high privacy, security, safety and ethical standards.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DATA-01-02RIAIntegration of data life cycle, architectures and standards for complex data cycles and/or human factors, language (AI, data and robotics partnership)9 M EUR45 M EUR5
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DATA-01-04RIACognitive Computing Continuum: Intelligence and automation for more efficient data processing (AI, data and robotics partnership)4-6 M EUR28 M EUR6
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DATA-01-06CSACoordination and Support of Cognitive Computing Continuum research and policy2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DATA-01-07CSACollaboration with NSF on fundamental research on new concepts for distributed computing and swarm intelligence 1 M EUR1 M EUR1

Destination 4: Digital & Emerging Technologies for Competitiveness and Fit for the Green Deal

Expected impact: Strong first-mover presence and position in strategic areas, such as quantum computing and graphene and established European leadership in emerging enabling technologies by investing in the early discovery and industrial uptake of new technologies.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-01RIANovel paradigms and approaches, towards AI-driven autonomous robots (AI, data and robotics partnership) (RIA)8 M EUR30 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-02IAIndustrial leadership in AI, Data and Robotics – advanced human robot interaction (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)10 M EUR30 M EUR3
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-11RIALow TRL research in micro-electronics and integration technologies for industrial solutions3-4 M EUR35 M EUR10
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-12RIAAdaptive multi-scale modelling and characterisation suites from lab to production5-7 M EUR22 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-32RIASustainable safe-by-design 2D materials technology3-5 M EUR6 M EUR2
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-33RIA2D materials of tomorrow3-4 M EUR12 M EUR3
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-40RIAQuantum Photonic Integrated Circuit technologies4-6 M EUR12 M EUR2
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-41RIAInvesting in alternative quantum computation and simulation platform technologies7-12 M EUR20 M EUR2
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-50RIANext generation quantum sensing and metrology technologies2-3 M EUR10 M EUR3
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-51RIAPervasive photonics – multi-technology integration for digital infrastructure, sensors and internet of things (Photonics partnership)3-5 M EUR18 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-53RIAVersatile light sources and systems as tools for manufacturing and medical application (Photonics Partnership)3-5 M EUR18 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-56CSAPhotonic Strategies and Skills Development1-3 M EUR4 M EUR2
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-57IAAdvanced imaging and sensing technologies5-7 M EUR20 M EUR4

Destination 5: Open strategic autonomy in global space-based infrastructures, services, applications, and data

Expected impact: Developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data to support synergies between civil, defence and space industries and cross-fertilisation contributing to Europe’s security.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-11IAEnd-to-end Earth observation systems and associated services1-2.5 M EUR10.1 M EUR5
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-12RIAFuture Space Ecosystem and Enabling Technologies0.5-2.5 M EUR15 M EUR7
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-13CSAFuture Space Ecosystem: Management and Coordination Activity2 M EUR2 M EUR1
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-21RIALow cost high thrust propulsion for European strategic space launchers – technologies maturation including ground system tests20 M EUR20 M EUR1
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-22RIANew space transportation solutions and services4-10 M EUR23.1 M EUR4
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-23RIAModern, flexible and efficient European test, production and launch facilities2-5 M EUR10 M EUR3
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-31RIACopernicus for Atmosphere and Climate Change, including CO22-3 M EUR8.6 M EUR3
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-32RIACopernicus for Emergency Management3 M EUR3 M EUR1
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-33RIACopernicus in-situ component2 M EUR2 M EUR1
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-34RIACopernicus for Marine Environment Monitoring5 M EUR5 M EUR1
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-62RIAQuantum Communication Technologies for space systems2-2.5 M EUR5 M EUR2
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-63RIAQuantum Space Gravimetry Phase-A Study1-1.5 M EUR3 M EUR2
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-71RIAScientific exploitation of space data1-1.5 M EUR10.7 M EUR8
28.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-72RIASpace technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness2-3 M EUR20 M EUR7

Destination 6: A human-centred digital and industrial technologies

Expected impact: Development of technologies that strengthen a human-centred and ethical dimension, empower end users and workers, support social innovation and have the potential to enhance social inclusion.

SubmissionTopicTypeTitleProject budgetTotal budgetNo. of projects
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-01RIAEfficient trustworthy AI – making the best of data (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership)7-9 M EUR35 M EUR5
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-02IALarge Scale pilots on trustworthy AI data and robotics addressing key societal challenges (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)8 M EUR24 M EUR3
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-03RIANatural Language Understanding and Interaction in Advanced Language Technologies (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)6-8 M EUR20 M EUR3
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-04CSAOpen innovation: Addressing Grand challenges in AI (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)4 M EUR4 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-05IAThrough AI from Disinformation to Trust5 M EUR10 M EUR2
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-11RIANext Generation Internet Fund27 M EUR27 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-12IAPilots for the Next Generation Internet3-5 M EUR14 M EUR5
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-13RIANext Generation Internet International Collaboration – USA4 M EUR4 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-14CSANext Generation Internet Commons Policy2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-21RIANext Generation eXtended Reality5-8 M EUR26 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-22IAExtended Reality for Industry 5.05-8 M EUR25 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-23CSASupporting the emergence of an open humancentric Metaverse (CSA)2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-31CSAToolbox for efficient IP licensing for market uptake and societal value creation2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-32CSAPiloting communities of expert facilitators to improve industry-academia-public sector co-creation2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-33CSAFostering knowledge valorisation through societal and cultural interactions1 M EUR5 M EUR5
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-51RIAPilots for an innovative human-centric industry10 M EUR10 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-52RIADrivers and success factors for progress towards Industry 5.04 M EUR4 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-53RIALocalised and Urban Manufacturing, supporting creativity and the New European Bauhaus1.5-2.5 M EUR10 M EUR4
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-54CSAGreen and digital skills and training needs for a just transition (CSA)0.5 M EUR2.5 M EUR5
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-62CSABoosting industrial symbiosis by standardisation2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-63CSAProvide for a strong and sustainable pool of experts for European Standardisation: attract the students of university/HEI2.5-3 M EUR3 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-64CSAPre-normative research and standardisation in industrial ecosystems0.5-1 M EUR8 M EUR8
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-65CSASupport facility for digital standardisation and international cooperation in digital partnerships1.5 M EUR1.5 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-66CSAPromoting EU standards globally2.5 M EUR2.5 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-81CSADigital Humanism – Putting people at the centre of the digital transformation1.5 M EUR1.5 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-82CSAArt-driven digital innovation: Towards human compatible and ecologically conscious technology3 M EUR3 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-91CSAInternational Hub for Digital Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific2.5 M EUR2.5 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-92CSAR&I cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa2 M EUR2 M EUR1
29.03.2023HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-93CSAR&I cooperation with Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and other countries in the BELLA network or members of RedClara)2 M EUR2 M EUR1

Digital transformation towards a stronger industrial Europe

The European Partnerships take a crucial role in Cluster 4, as they address and strengthen impacts designed in the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan. Bringing together private and public funding for research and innovation (e.g. European Partnership for High Performance Computing, European Partnership for Photonics) makes the cluster a very attractive programme for maximising the impact of Innovation Actions (IA), Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) projects (for information on the Digital, Industry and Space partnerships, see here). The figure below represents the variety of upcoming calls in 2023.

How accelopment supports your Digital, Industry and Space proposal

Many digital and industrial technologies will also support and steer a wide range of policy priorities from clusters like Health (Cluster 1) or Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5). As Horizon Europe uses a variety of instruments and approaches, it is highly beneficial to follow a multidimensional and cross-sectorial approach to succeed in digital and industrial transformation. We at accelopment are sparring partners in diverse projects like MyPath, SOLARX and PEPPERONI and assist in prioritising European funding opportunities and partnering with you through the whole innovation lifecycle. For further international research funding opportunities regarding digital, industry and space priorities (Cluster 4) and Proposal Writing services, please contact us.

Ilona Cieslik
Research & Innovation Project Manager