Opportunities in Horizon Europe - Microbiome
Dr Jane Watkins, European Programmes Manager, KTN, talks about what opportunities there are for Microbiome related Call Topics, what you need to do to apply and where to find them.
The UK aims to maintain a close relationship with European partners in the next European research and innovation Framework Programme: Horizon Europe. The European Commission has published a useful FAQ document answering your key questions regarding the eligibility of UK applicants. Horizon Europe has a projected budget of over EUR 95.5 billion, to be distributed between 2021 and 2027 and represents a significant opportunity for UK companies to access finance for research and development and innovation. It is an opportunity to form collaborations in new supply chains, for SMEs to build relationships with multinational partners, and gives a route for businesses to reach new markets, facilitating uptake of new technologies by end users and customers. The collaboration is important – it is not just about funding.
This recording gives an overview of the Microbiome Call Topics within the Horizon Europe Cluster 1 Work Programme for Health, and the Cluster 6 Work Programme for Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment.
Microbiome related Call Topics (with a September / October 2021 deadline) are listed below. The total budget available for these Calls in Cluster 6 is €176m and Cluster 1 is €40m. This will fund a variety of innovative projects.
2021 Funding Call Topics (Scroll down for 2022 Call Topics)
HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-01: European participation in global biodiversity genomics endeavours aimed at identifying all biodiversity on Earth
HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-11: What else is out there? Exploring the connection between biodiversity, ecosystems services, pandemics and epidemic risk
HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-04: Tackling outbreaks of plant pests
HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-06: Vaccines and diagnostics for priority animal diseases
HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-09: Towards an EU approach to assess and internalise positive and negative externalities of food for incentivising sustainable choices
HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-12: Filling knowledge gaps on the nutritional, safety, allergenicity and environmental assessment of alternative proteins and dietary shift
HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-14: Microbes for healthy and sustainable food and diets
HORIZON-CL6-2021-CIRCBIO-01-05: Novel, non-plant biomass feedstocks for industrial applications
HORIZON-CL6-2021-CIRCBIO-01-07: Microbiomes for bio-based innovation and environmental applications
HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-02: Optimisation of nutrient budget in agriculture
HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-05: Environmental sustainability criteria for biological resources production and trade in bio-based systems: impacts and trade-offs
HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-08: New genomic techniques (NGT): understanding benefits and risks – focus on bio-based innovation
HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-10: Environmental services: improved bioremediation and revitalization strategies for soil, sediments and water
HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-06: Resilient livestock farming systems under climate change
HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENVHLTH-02-02: Indoor air quality and health
2022 Funding Call Topics
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-01: Risk assessment of new low risk pesticides
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-02: Socio-economics of pesticide use in agriculture
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-03: Enhancing biosecurity in terrestrial livestock production
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-06: Biosecurity, hygiene, disease prevention and animal welfare in aquaculture
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-07: Building alternative protein-friendly sustainable and healthy food environments
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-09: Microbiomes in food production systems
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-10: Integrated surveillance system to prevent and reduce diet-related non communicable diseases (NCDs)
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-12: Agro-ecological approaches in African agriculture systems
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-15: Support for international research on infectious animal diseases
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-01-two-stage: Agroecological approaches for sustainable weed management
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-02-two-stage: Emerging and future risks to plant health
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-03-two-stage: Ecology of infectious animal diseases
HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-05-two-stage: Innovative food from marine and freshwater ecosystems
HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01-07: Marine microbiome for a healthy ocean and a sustainable blue bioeconomy
HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-02-04-two-stage: Photosynthesis revisited: climate emergency, “no pollution and zero-emission” challenge and industrial application
HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-09: Environmental observations solutions contributing to meeting “One Health” challenges
HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-01-05-two-stage: Prevention of obesity throughout the life course
HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-06-02-two-stage: Pre-clinical development of the next generation of immunotherapies for diseases or disorders with unmet medical needs
HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-02-01: Personalised blueprint of chronic inflammation in health-to-disease transition
To download the slides from Jane’s talk above, click here.
For more support, please contact one of our Programme Managers at KTN:
Dr Jane Watkins, Knowledge Transfer Manager – European Programmes, KTN
Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Pharma & MedTech, KTN
Dr Pedro Carvalho, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Plants & Crops, KTN
Or one of your UK National Contact Points:
Katie Dingley (contact for Academia) – Cluster 1 Health
Jo Frost (contact for Industry) – Cluster 1 Health
Telephone: 07597 526 207
Helen Sweeney – UK National Contact Point, Innovate UK – Cluster 6 Food, Bioeconomy
Telephone: 07517 132502
Current funding opportunities
Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1
Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 06/04/2022
Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in April 2022 or September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-pro…
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