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Horizon calls fund research for stronger EU security

|In Evidence
12 June 2024

scientists building space component. Credit SpaceX via pexelsThe EU aims to build its capabilities in security research and innovation through new calls under the Horizon Europe programme, The funding is aimed at boosting public-private collaboration and accelerating the path to market for cutting-edge technologies.

The European Union's commitment to fostering security research and innovation has been a longstanding endeavour, dating back to the launch of the Preparatory Action for Security Research in 2004. However, despite the programme's success in yielding scientific findings, maturing promising technology areas, and supporting policy implementation, a key challenge persists: improving the uptake of innovation. The extent to which innovative technologies developed through EU research and innovation investments are industrialised, commercialised, and deployed by end-users remains a crucial measure of the programme's impact.

Horizon Europe's approach