Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Posted on: 19/04/2021

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.

We recently recorded a video to give you an overview of the Five Horizon Europe Missions. You can watch it here.

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.

Related News and Events

Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking publishes first round of calls

The Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) was formally established on the 15th of December and the SNS JU work programme has been published.

Viola Hay, European Programmes Manager at Innovate UK KTN, spoke to Colin Willcock, Chairman of the 6G Industry Association, and Craig Sharp, UK Horizon Europe National Contact Point for Digital, to learn more about the SNS JU and the opportunities for projects under the SNS JU 1st Call (click for more info) which opened on the 18th January with a submission date of 26th of April 2022. The interviews with Colin and Craig are featured below.

SNS JU INFO DAY, 27 January 2022Register here.

The latest official information about the SNS JU is available on the Commission’s website via this link here.

Download a SNS JU Call Topics Presentation here.

Interview with Colin Willcock

Interview with Craig Sharp

Craig Sharp from KTN on Vimeo.


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

Craig Sharp (Digital)
Email: NCP-Digital@iuk.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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