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Horizon Europe

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

Horizon 2020

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

Digital Europe

Digital Europe is a Funding Programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and administrations.

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There are many other relevant EU funding programmes, managed by several agencies and directorates.

Cluster 1


Health

Health is a highly innovative sector with fast evolving technologies but this also means it is expensive to run the different national health services. EU Public investment in R&I is needed to make sure innovative health care remains available and affordable for all citizens.

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Sarah Stroobants

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+32 2 550 15 64

About this programme

Through European public investment in R&I, innovative high-quality health technologies and health care in general will remain both available and affordable for citizens. A particular attention should be given to making these health systems more accessible and sustainable, in particular through the digital transformation of health and care. These investments will also give the health industry a competitive advantage on the global stage. Finally this cluster also focuses on how people can improve their own lives and prevent illness.

The benefits for citizens will be twofold. On the one hand, this entails that citizens can rely on effective health care services that address their medical needs and reduce the burden on them, their families and communities. On the other hand, people will be assisted in promoting their own health and preventing diseases

The calls are all closely related to the EU4health programme and should create synergies with the latter. Horizon Europe will focus on creating new knowledge, while EU4Health will focus on making the best possible use of this new knowledge for the benefit of citizens and health systems.

The calls for proposals within the health cluster are spread over 6 destinations:

  1. Living healthy
  2. Living and working in a health-promoting work environment
  3. Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
  4. Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high quality health care
  5. Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society
  6. Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive industry

 

As an integral part of Horizon Europe, a set of EU Missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. Cancer is one of the 5 official mission areas defined by the Commission. The goal of the Mission on Cancer is to improve the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030, through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better. 

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Miricle - Mine Risk Clearance for Europe

The Miricle project, ‘Mine Risk Clearance for Europe’, obtained funding under the European Defence Industrial Development programme call ‘Underwater control contributing to resilience at sea’. The main objective of the project was to achieve a European and sovereign capacity in future mine warfare and create a path for the next generation ‘made in Europe’ countermeasure solutions. In order to realise this objective, Miricle addressed various stages: studies, design, prototyping and testing. These stages inter alia included the successful testing of an XL Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, a protototyped mine disposal system and multiple innovative systems to detect buried mines. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), was one of the five Belgian partners in the consortium. Within the project, VLIZ was able to forward its research on the acoustic imaging of the seabed to spatially map and visualize buried structures and objects - in this case buried mines - in the highest possible detail. VLIZ also led the work on ‘Port and Offshore Testing’, building on the expertise of the institute in the field of marine operations and technology.