Horizon 2020’s successor aims for improved uptake of innovation
The EC’s Horizon Europe aims to improve upon Horizon 2020 with greater uptake of projects by industry
The European Commission is in the midst of creating Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020, and this time around it aims to do more to ensure technologies created through the program are advanced by industry.
The European Council will meet on Oct. 18 to discuss the proposed €100 billion ($110.2 billion) budget to support research and innovation under Horizon Europe from 2021-27, and an approved budget is expected by year end.
The goal is to not only build on Horizon 2020, but to respond to the need for improvement in key areas identified in an interim analysis of the program published in 2017. These include construction of objectives that better match society’s needs; more efficient uptake of technologies created through the program by industry and society at large; and support for scale-up of technologies to global levels.
Horizon Europe will have five defined research missions, one of which is cancer, that serve as guiding principles for its specific objectives. The objectives will be created