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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
About the Horizon Europe - Industry programme

Overview and top priorities of the funding programme

€1,495 billion
Estimated budget
Available budget for topics under Destinations 1 and 2 in 2021-22
65
Topics
Number of topics under Destinations 1 and 2 in 2021-22
521
Proposals – 2021 calls
Number of proposals received under first two calls
8070
Participants - 2021 calls
Number of participants in first two calls
70
Countries - 2021 calls
Origin of participants in first two calls

Horizon Europe Cluster 4 - Industry aims to boost the EU industry’s resilience, growth and competitiveness, and to support it through the twin digital and green transitions. HaDEA will manage scientific projects under the following destinations:

  • “Climate neutral, circular and digitised production”
  • “Increased autonomy in key strategic value chains for resilient industry”

We should harness this transformative power of the twin digital and climate transition to strengthen our own industrial base and innovation potential

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Destination “Climate neutral, circular and digitised production”

The destination “Climate neutral, circular and digitised production” aims at accelerating the twin green and digital transitions and will be key to building a lasting and prosperous European growth.

Topics in this destination will lead to global leadership in clean and climate-neutral industrial value chains, circular economy and climate-neutral digital systems and infrastructures (networks, data centres). This will be achieved through:

  • Innovative production;
  • Manufacturing processes and their digitisation;
  • New business models;
  • Sustainable-by-design advanced materials;
  • Green and digital technologies;

Destination “Increased autonomy in key strategic value chains for resilient industry”

The destination “Increased autonomy in key strategic value chains for resilient industry” tackles missing segments in strategic areas and value chains to strengthen the EU’s industrial base, to boost its competitiveness and strategic autonomy. In addition, it explores how circularity has the potential to increase the strategic autonomy of EU’s industry through a more efficient use of resources and secondary raw materials (in particular, critical raw materials).

Topics in this destination will lead to industrial leadership and increased autonomy in key strategic value chains with security of supply in raw materials. This will be achieved through:

  • R&I activities focusing on four areas key for the resilience of EU industry:
    • Raw materials
    • Advanced materials
    • Circular value chains
    • Preparedness of businesses/SMEs/startups

These activities will be managed in close collaboration with the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs– responsible for the EU raw materials policy – and the European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation in charge for the latter three areas. On raw materials, there will also be a close relation and collaboration with the EIT RawMaterials.

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