In this part, the European Commission is looking for projects and solutions that can solve current and future global challenges. This is therefore all about how Research and Innovation can improve our society.
Horizon Europe is a huge innovation funding programme. The subprogrammes have lot's of generic aspects in common, and best practises to take into account.
In this part, the European Commission is looking for projects and solutions that can solve current and future global challenges. This is therefore all about how Research and Innovation can improve our society. It is divided in 6 clusters (domains) which in turn are split up in destinations (areas) which again are divided in sections and calls for proposals.
Cluster 2 will focus on the EU goals and priorities on enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation, on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage and respond to and shape multifaceted social, economic, technological and cultural transformations.
Cluster 6 wants to achieve a transformative change of the EU economy and society by focusing on reducing environmental degradation, halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity and on better manage natural resources while meeting the EU’s climate objectives and ensuring food and water security.
The ROOT project obtained funding under Horizon 2020 topic ‘EGNSS applications fostering societal resilience and protecting the environment’. The project, which ran from November 2020 to July 2022, aimed to demonstrate the benefit of Galileo OSNMA signal to increase the robustness of critical telecom infrastructures.
The Flanders-based company Septentrio contributed substantially to completing this objective together with the other ROOT partners. The results of the project partially close a gap in the security of telecommunication networks dependent on satellite-derived time, with indirect benefits in curbing illegal attempts to disrupt network services.