Horizon Europe is the European Union framework program for research and innovation for the period 2021-2027 with a budget of 95.5 billion euros.
The new framework program will maintain the subdivision into Pillars as already tested in Horizon 2020 and will propose a new approach based on missions. The latter will be pursued through an interdisciplinary approach and dedicated funding and are organized into 5 “areas”: adaptation to climate change; fight against cancer; clean oceans and waters; climate neutrality and smart cities; healthy soils and food.
The structure is organized in three pillars plus one with a transversal theme.
The second pillar, Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness, has the largest budget (53.5 billion euros); in fact, more than half of the total funding of the program is dedicated to all those actions aimed at strengthening the impact of research and innovation to address the challenges of society thanks to the development of industrial technologies. Within the second pillar there are various research clusters.
Mare Group presented two project proposals related to the Digital Cluster, Industry and Space with the ambition of reconfiguring production processes through enabling technologies in a digital twin perspective, thus promoting the digitization of industrial infrastructures essential for strategic autonomy and the intention of development of virtual reality tools for educational and inclusive purposes.
The official page of the program can be consulted at this link.