Today, April 21, is World Creativity and Innovation Day and to commemorate this day the CDE of Almeria has created this interactive infographic:
Leading innovation through EU research
Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe’s future. It helps us to compete globally and preserve our unique social model. It improves the daily lives of millions of people here in Europe and around the world, helping to solve some of our biggest societal challenges.
EU support for research and innovation adds value by encouraging cooperation between research teams across countries and disciplines that is vital in making breakthrough discoveries.
Through its multiannual research and innovation framework programmes, the EU provides funding to:
- strengthen the EU’s position in science
- strengthen industrial innovation, including investment in key technologies, greater access to capital and support for small businesses
- address major social concerns, such as climate change, sustainable transport and renewable energy
- ensure technological breakthroughs are developed into viable products with real commercial potential – by building partnerships with industry and governments
- step up international cooperation on research & innovation
Horizon Europe is the research and innovation (R&I) framework program of the European Union (EU) for the period 2021 -2027. The Horizon Europe Program, like its predecessor Horizon 2020, will be the key instrument for carrying out the EU’s R&D&I policies. The overall objective of the program is to achieve a scientific, technological, economic and societal impact of EU investments in R&I, thus strengthening its scientific and technological bases and fostering the competitiveness of all Member States (MS).
With a budget of 95,517 million euros (in current prices) for this seven-year period, Horizon Europe will be the Framework Program with the largest budget to date, having the potential to generate significant economic, social and scientific benefits. It is estimated that Horizon Europe will generate 11 euros in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) gain for every euro invested, create up to 320,000 new highly skilled jobs by 2040 and consolidate Europe’s leadership in Research and Innovation. The Program is designed with an investment mindset rather than as a purely funding instrument, and will feature planning that will help the EU make the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.