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Research and innovation

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Policy, strategy, how to apply and work programmes.

Policy and strategy

The overarching vision behind the proposed investments under Cluster 4 is that of Europe shaping competitive and trusted technologies for a European industry with global leadership in key areas, enabling production and consumption to respect the boundaries of our planet, and maximising the benefits for all parts of society in the variety of social, economic and territorial contexts in Europe.

This will build a competitive, digital, low-carbon and circular industry, ensure sustainable supply of raw materials, develop advanced materials and provide the basis for advances and innovation in  global challenges to society.

The expected impacts of this cluster are contained in the Horizon Europe strategic plan.

Areas of intervention

  • manufacturing technologies
  • key digital technologies including quantum technologies
  • emerging enabling technologies
  • advanced materials
  • artificial intelligence and robotics
  • next generation internet
  • advanced computing and Big Data
  • circular industries
  • low carbon and clean industries
  • space including earth observation

Policy information

Research area: Industrial research and innovation

Research area: Space

Candidates for European Partnerships in this cluster

Apply for funding

All funding information and details on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal

Work programme

Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available.

2023 - 24

31 MARCH 2023
Horizon Europe Work programme (2023-24) - Cluster 4

2021 - 22

Digital, Industry and Space work programme


3 AUGUST 2021
Pillar II: Global challenges and european industrial competitiveness


  • News article

The feedback is being collected at the level of the ‘Destinations’ or Missions, corresponding to the six Horizon Europe clusters, research infrastructures, European innovation ecosystems, the five EU Missions and cross-cutting activities and the New European Bauhaus facility.


  • Conferences and summits
  • Monday 3 June 2024, 09:00 - Wednesday 5 June 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
  • Namur, Belgium
  • External event