Newsletter February 2022

Dear reader,

It is a pleasure to share the first 2022 issue of our Horizon Europe newsletter, and some exciting news and developments, with you!

First of all, a big thank you to all the 190 people who attended the Horizon Europe Day 2022 in January. It is great to see that the number of participants as well as the interest in European funding programmes are growing every year. Unfortunately, we could not meet in person as we had hoped, but were happy to see your active participation throughout the day and hope that the round table discussions and thematic sessions provided inspiration for your future projects. Warmest thanks to all the speakers! You can watch the replays of the event on our website. The article below will also give you highlights of the topics discussed.

Sustainability is an important topic of Horizon Europe. Hydrogen is increasingly becoming a key element of the decarbonisation strategies of multiple industrial sectors. While waiting for the new Work Programme of the Clean Hydrogen partnership to be adopted and launched, the NPC team has produced a summary of recent policy documents published by the European Commission. Read the article below to discover more about forthcoming opportunities in this field.

We hope that you enjoy the reading.
Your EU RDI team


The essential dual transition for decarbonising our economy

The Horizon Europe Day online event on 26 January highlighted the importance of a digital and sustainable economy. The Horizon Europe framework programme provides co-funding for R&D and innovation projects in these areas. Read more

European push towards clean hydrogen technologies leadership

Funding for hydrogen-related research and innovation activities have been included in several EU programmes. Luxinnovation has prepared a summary document highlighting where opportunities can be found. Read more

FIT-4-NMP offering free support for the Horizon Europe Hop-On Facility

The European Commission recently officially opened the Horizon Europe Hop-On Facility. This facility enables one additional participant from a Widening country to join a project funded under the Horizon Europe Pillar 2 or EIC pathfinder schemes. Read more

New Digital Europe Programme (DEP) call for proposals

The Digital Europe Programme (DEP) is launching its second round of calls. The programme focuses on deploying and roll up advanced digital technologies and support the European digital strategic autonomy. Read more

Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ call is now open

Participate in the implementation of the Horizon Europe Mission Soil by submitting your proposals. Under the call there are 8 topics that require various areas of expertise, from soil science to SSH, and different actors, such as researchers, farmers or local authorities. Read more
Discover the Bridge2HE - TRL Discovery tool
Bridge2HE leads the integration of the NCP systems into a coherent framework for Horizon Europe, and offers support to applicants in the transition phase of the individual, thematic NCP projects. As part of such activities, Bridge2HE is developing a TRL Discovery Tool that will help future applicants orient themselves on the definitions of Technology Readiness Levels. Read more

DESCA Model Grant Agreement published

DESCA, which stand for Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement, is a comprehensive Model Consortium Agreement which offers a reliable frame of reference for project consortia. Read more
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