This page aims to give you an overview of the types of European funding most suitable for your discipline in relation to the Innovation Axis.
Horizon 2020 has several programmes for basic research. The Future Emerging Technologies (FET) mainly address researchers in Materials, while Research Infrastructures address researchers in Transport. In addition, the grants of the European Research Council (ERC), aiming at excellence, and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), promoting mobility, offer opportunities.
Researchers in Transport will find most topics in the Societal Challenge “Smart, green and integrated transport”. Researchers in Industrial Manufacturing & Materials will find the most interesting topics related to raw materials in “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, and possibly also in “Secure, clean and efficient energy” and “Food security”.
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine & maritime research & bioeconomy
Secure, clean & efficient energy
Smart, green & integrated transport
Climate action, environment, resource efficiency & raw materials
Researchers in Industrial Manufacturing and Materials will find the largest number of interesting topics in the Industrial Leadership pillar under "Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies", specifically in the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) of Advanced materials, Nanotechnologies, Advanced manufacturing and Processing, and Space. A further opportunity are the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Researchers in Transport and Space may find some topics in the PPPs.
Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies: NMP, ICT, Biotechnology and Space
Innovation in SME
Facilitating cooperation activities in research and innovation is the key to bridging the gap between research and the market. Partners for various types of cooperation are available in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) database. Below are a selection of partnering profiles related to this thematic. Further cooperation opportunities are published on the EEN Marketplace.
In Industrial Manufacturing, the European schemes EUREKA and Eurostars offer funding for SME market-driven research activities.
In the Transport sector, Clean Sky will speed up technological breakthrough developments and shorten the time to market for new and cleaner solutions tested on full-scale demonstrators.