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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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Cluster 5


Climate, Energy, Mobility

In Horizon 2020 these were separate clusters but climate, energy and mobility have been merged into one to create synergies that contribute to the general goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

Your NCP contacts for this programme

Energy
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Bart De Caesemaeker

bart.decaesemaeker@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 42 49

Climate & Mobility
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Pascal Verheye

pascal.verheye@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 43 34

About this programme

This cluster encompasses the transition to greenhouse gas neutrality of the energy and mobility sectors by 2050 at the latest. While most calls are about creating a more sustainable environment, there is also attention for other topics like safety in transport or digitization of the energy and mobility sector. These objectives take shape through 6 destinations:

  1. Destination 1 fosters climate science and thus helps to identify effective and efficient pathways and responses to climate change.
  2. Destination 2 supports different cross-cutting technologies and solutions for climate, energy and mobility applications.
  3. Destination 3 is about making energy supply more sustainable, secure and competitive;
  4. Destination 4 is focusing on reducing energy demand of buildings and industry and enabling their more active role in a smart energy system.
  5. Destination 5 increases the competitiveness and climate/environmental performance of different transport modes;
  6. Destination 6 advances mobility services and solutions at system level for passengers and goods.

 

As an integral part of Horizon Europe, a set of EU Missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. Notably two missions (adaptation to climate change + climate neutral and smart cities) are linked to cluster 5 as they both strive to achieve the same objective of a more climate-friendly industry and society.

The New European Bauhaus also merits to be mentioned in this respect as it focuses on a more esthetic, inclusive and sustainable way of construction.

Areas of activity

  • Climate science and solutions
  • Energy systems and grids
  • Communities and cities
  • Industrial competitiveness in transport
  • Smart mobility
  • Energy supply
  • Buildings and industrial facilities in energy transition
  • Sustainable construction
  • Clean, safe and accessible transport and mobility
  • Energy storage
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Luciad - Geospatial software for mission-critical operations

Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

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