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.
- Climate neutral, Circular and Digitised Production
- Increased Autonomy in Key Strategic Value Chains for Resilient Industry
- World-leading Data and Computing Technologies
- Digital & Emerging Technologies for Competitiveness and Fit for the Green Deal
- Open strategic autonomy in global space-based infrastructures, services, applications, and data
- A human-centred digital and industrial technologies
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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.
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.
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.
|No. of projects
|Integration of data life cycle, architectures and standards for complex data cycles and/or human factors, language (AI, data and robotics partnership)
|9 M EUR
|45 M EUR
|Cognitive Computing Continuum: Intelligence and automation for more efficient data processing (AI, data and robotics partnership)
|4-6 M EUR
|28 M EUR
|Coordination and Support of Cognitive Computing Continuum research and policy
|2 M EUR
|2 M EUR
|Collaboration with NSF on fundamental research on new concepts for distributed computing and swarm intelligence
|1 M EUR
|1 M EUR
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.
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.
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.
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.