Horizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation, currently has a range of calls for proposals open under its thematic clusters. The fourth call for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme, a new EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations, is also open. 

Luxinnovation is the NCP for both programmes and is available to support all Luxembourg-based players preparing to submit proposals. “We can help you ensure that your proposals are well aligned with the objectives of the call concerned and fulfil all criteria. We also check that the proposal clearly expresses the expected impact of the suggested project – a dimension that is crucial to successfully compete for funding,” says Sanna Alaranta, Senior Advisor – European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation.

The NCP team is available at all times to answer legal, financial and other questions. “We are also happy to do a complete review of full proposals,” Ms Alaranta points out. “A full proposal check done by your NCP can help you to detect weaknesses that must be addressed for your project to stand a chance. This check can therefore make all the difference for being successful. To do this in the best way possible, we invite proposers to send us their drafts two weeks before the submission deadline.”

Horizon Europe call deadlines

The upcoming deadlines for the Horizon Europe calls of the second half of 2023 are:

Cluster 1: Health

  • All topics 2-stage proposals: 19 September 2023 (first stage)

Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

  • European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage: 21 September 2023

Cluster 3: Civil Security for Society

  • All topics: 23 November 2023

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

  • Twin Green and Digital Transition calls (second stage): 5 October 2023
  • Resilient Value Chains (second stage): 5 October 2023

Cluster 5: Climate, Energy and Mobility 

  • Destination 2: Batteries: 5 September 2023
  • Destination 3: Renewable Energy: 5 September 2023
  • Destination 4: Built4People: 5 September 2023
  • Destination 6: CCAM – Multimodal – Safety: 5 September 2023
  • Destination 3: Energy systems, grids and storage: 10 October 2023
  • Destination 3: Renewable energy: 27 October 2023

Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

  • CIRCBIO-02 (second stage): 26 September 2023
  • ZEROPOLLUTION-02 (second stage): 26 September 2023

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

  • MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships: 13 September 2023
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks: 28 November 2023

 European Research Council (ERC) 2024

  • Starting Grant: 24 October 2023
  • Consolidator Grant: 12 December 2023
  • Advanced Grant: 29 August 2024
  • Synergy Grant: 8 November 2023

Digital Europe Programme

The programme’s fourth call for proposals is currently open. The deadline for the Digital Europe call is the following:

  • 4th call: 26 September 2023

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