About Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe is the EU's major framework program for research and innovation, which will replace Horizon 2020.
Horizon Europe opens the 1 January 2021 and will lasts until 2027. It is structured in three main pillars, as well as a number of special sub-programs outside the pillar structure.
The program supports researchers and industry throughout the research and innovation cycle. Furthermore, with the program, the EU is preparing for a new generation of ambitious European partnerships to support the EU's policy objectives, including the green transition.
Support for scientific excellence and global challenges
The first pillar of the program, entitled Scientific Excellence, supports researchers conducting bottom-up or basic research. It consists of the European Research Council (ERC), Marie Skłodowska-Curie activities (MSCA) and Research Infrastructures.
The second pillar, Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, focuses on interdisciplinary cooperation in the areas of health, accessibility, digital, industrial competitiveness for climate, energy, mobility, natural resources and food systems. The pillar consists of six clusters based on the aforementioned areas.
At the conference you can hear about the following clusters and cross-cutting themes:
- Digital and industrial competitiveness
- Climate, energy and mobility
- Natural resources and food systems
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie activities
- European Innovation Council
- European Research Council
Horizon Europe has five research and innovation missions across Pillar 2. The European Commission has set up five Mission Boards with experts from across Europe to find solutions to some of Europe's biggest challenges. The missions will involve citizens in broad-based projects, such as plastics in the oceans and the fight against cancer.
Support to innovation
Finally, the third pillar, Innovative Europe, focuses on groundbreaking and market-creating innovation, among other things. The European Innovation Council (EIC) is located here. The EIC supports innovative innovations from companies using the new instruments "Pathfinder" and "Accelerator".
Read more on the European Commission's website HERE
Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Research Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chair of the EIC Expert Group
Chair of the board, CONCITO and Chair of the board of the Horizon Europe Mission ’Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation’
Executive Chief Scientific Officer, Villum Fonden
Per Michael Johansen
Rector, Aalborg University
David Dreyer Lassen
Chairman of the board, Independent Research Fund Denmark
Anders Overgaard Bjarklev
President, Technical University of Denmark
Annemarie Munk Riis
Deputy Director General, Innovation Fund Denmark