Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Digital, Industry and Space is Cluster 4.

This page should give you all the information you need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Digital, Industry and Space Cluster.

The Digital, Industry and Space Work Programme contains funding calls which focus on supporting key enabling technologies that are strategically important for Europe’s industrial future.

The overarching vision behind the proposed investments under Cluster 4 is that of Europe shaping competitive and trusted technologies for a European industry with global leadership in key areas, enabling production and consumption to respect the boundaries of our planet, and maximising the benefits for all parts of society in the variety of social, economic and territorial contexts in Europe. This will build a competitive, digital, low-carbon and circular industry, ensure sustainable supply of raw materials, develop advanced materials and provide the basis for advances and innovation in  global challenges to society.

We will publish links to each funding call as and when they are made available.

Work Programme

A work programme gives an introduction to the Cluster, and all of the current and forthcoming funding calls that will be published. To download the Work Programme, click here.

Emergency Covid-19 Funding Call Topics – Deadline to apply 6 May 2021

The following four emergency Covid-19 call topics have been published on the Funding and Tenders Portal and open shortly:

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-01: FAIR and open data sharing in support to European preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-02: Research infrastructure services for rapid research responses to COVID-19 and other infectious disease epidemics

HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-01: Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment

HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-02: Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern

Related Events

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Horizon Europe 2021, 11 May 2021 / Online, Germany. Register here.

EU Green Week, 31 May to 13 June 2021. Register here.

European R&I Days, 23/24 June 2021. Register here.

Information Webinars: recordings below

Introduction to Horizon Europe Webinar, 11th March 2021

In this webinar, KTN Global Alliance and the UK National Contact Points introduced Pillar 2 Clusters, as well as highlighted an Horizon 2020 case study, and gave details of support available for the next Framework Programme: Horizon Europe!

Find the slides here.


Overview of Horizon Europe Digital, Industry and Space Cluster Webinar, 23rd March 2021

KTN Global Alliance and the UK National Contact Points presented a series of webinars to tell us the opportunities available for Horizon Europe, and gave an overview on the six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. This webinar covers the Digital, Industry and Space Cluster.

Find the slides here.


Following on from the webinar series, we have published a frequently asked questions document in order to respond to commonly asked questions and answers on Horizon Europe. To download the FAQs, click here.

National Contact Points

The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in European Framework Programmes including Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Contact the following NCP’s for support:

Digital, Industry and Space
Stafford Lloyd (ICT and Future and Emerging Technologies)
Email: NCP-ICT-FET@innovateuk.ukri.org

Abishek Ramesh (Advanced Manufacturing and Industries)
Email: NCP-AdvMan@innovateuk.ukri.org

Catherine Holt (Space)
Email: NCP-Space@innovateuk.ukri.org

KTN European Programmes Team

Viola Hay

Jane Watkins

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