Following the adoption of Horizon Europe Work Programme for the years 2021-2022, the first calls for proposals were launched on June 22, 2021. A substantial part of the funding, €14.7 billion, has been allocated to help accelerate the twin green and digital transitions, contribute to sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and build EU resilience against future crises.

“With 40% of its budget devoted to making Europe more sustainable, this Horizon Europe work programme will make Europe greener and fitter for the digital transformation,” said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth.

A total investment of €5.8 billion will support the European Green Deal: from clean energy to circular economy and climate adaptation, the European research and innovation programme will foster new technologies and sustainable solutions to lead the EU to climate neutrality by 2050. Another core objective of Horizon Europe is making this decade Europe’s Digital Decade and laying the groundwork for new digital enterprises even further into the future. Approximately €4 billion have been assigned to support the development of core digital technologies over the years 2021-2022.

Digital for Planet, your Horizon Europe partner in green digital technologies

Digital for Planet has thorough expertise in numerous topics covered by a wide range of Horizon Europe calls, including green Cloud-Edge-IoT computing, climate-neutral, sustainable Smart Cities, zero-pollution communication networks, and sustainable Next Generation Internet. Across multiple Horizon Europe clusters and missions, Digital for Planet can support researchers and innovators in:

  • Selecting the most appropriate funding call/topic/instrument.
  • Identifying the best project partners to build a strong consortium.
  • Elaborating on their research and innovation ideas and plans.
  • Putting together and submitting excellent proposals.

You can read more about the funding and tender opportunities here.

For any advice or support, contact the Digital for Planet team at [email protected].