The European Research Council (ERC) and European Innovation Council (EIC) are both part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. Both initiatives have open calls for proposals that are about to close, and the deadlines have recently been modified.

“In light of the disruptions caused by the fallout of Hamas’ terrorist attacks across Israel, the European Commission has carefully assessed the challenges experienced by partner organisations in the region,” says the European Commission in a recent news alert. “We acknowledge that these circumstances make it difficult to timely complete and submit proposals to some Horizon Europe calls with deadlines in the coming days and weeks.”

New ERC and EIC submission deadlines

The following modifications of the submission deadlines have just been communicated:

  • ERC Starting Grant Call from 24 October to 7 November at 17:00 CET
  • ERC Synergy Call from 8 November to 15 November at 17:00 CET
  • EIC Accelerator from 19 October to 8 November at 17:00 CET
  • EIC Pathfinder from 18 October to 25 October at 17:00 CET

“We encourage all eligible organisations to take advantage of these extensions, allowing additional time for review, to make any necessary adjustments to their proposals, and thereby to ensure the successful submission of their applications,” the European Commission writes on its website. Consult the DG RTG news alert for additional information.

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Horizon Europe Day: Celebrating European funding success


On 7 December 2023, Luxinnovation invited the Luxembourg innovation community to review the country’s successful participation in the Horizon Europe funding programme. This was also an opportunity to explore how European funding tools can support the entire innovation journey, from breakthrough research to market validation.
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Innovation Fund call for projects significantly reducing carbon emissions open


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Horizon Europe: On the road to maturity and visibility


The Horizon Europe Day event organised by Luxinnovation on 7 December 2023 will provide insights into securing funding for research and innovation projects or leveraging engagement in European-scale programmes.
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Idea check sessions for your Horizon Europe proposals


Our team of National Contact Points is offering idea check sessions for your Horizon Europe proposals. Whether you are at the start of your journey, or you already drafted your text together with your consortium, an idea check will allow us to advise you on the best way to move forward.

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Eureka Info Day: Connecting Luxembourg to global R&D and innovation opportunities


With a rich lineup of speakers, the information day on 14 November 2023 will explore various facets of the Eureka network, national funding rules and opportunities for international R&D collaboration, especially for Luxembourg enterprises and research players.
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