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Research and innovation

Industrial research and innovation

Strategies and policies supported by EU research and innovation

Research and innovation are crucial for driving a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous transformation of industries across value chains in Europe. This transformation will help safeguard competitiveness, create jobs and improve our lives while staying within the limits of our planet's resources. 

Industrial research and innovation has a direct impact on the following European Commission priorities: A European Green DealAn Economy that works for PeopleA Europe fit for the digital age.

Industrial research and innovation is supported under Cluster 4 ‘Industry, Digital and Space’ in Horizon Europe.

Public research and innovation investments trigger private investments, which are monitored through the yearly Industrial Research and Development Scoreboard.

The European Commission and EU countries are jointly developing the EU valorisation policy to strengthen innovation ecosystems for knowledge circulation ensuring that research and innovation results have a positive impact on society.

Policy focus

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal in industrial research are mainly represented in cluster 4 of the programme, Digital, Industry and Space

Discover the range of EU Programmes implemented through the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, divided by heading and cluster. Access specific information on programmes, from reference documents to eligibility criteria and guidelines for participants or projects and results.

Collaboration and jobs

Find partners for open calls for proposal and view profiles of organisations that have previously received funding through the funding and tenders portal

Projects and results

Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more

Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation framework programmes

Success stories

Scientific publications, tools and databases

Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes

You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE

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Factsheet27 February 2024
Αdvanced materials for industrial leadership

Advanced materials are engineered materials with innovative properties and functionalities.



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