Siste utkast av alle arbeidsprogrammene ligger nå tilgjengelig på nettsidene til ScienceBusiness. Det kan enda komme endringer i utlysningene frem til lansering som er forventet 23. – 28. november.
De programmene som vil være mest relevant for ACT er:
Cluster 4: Digital, Industry & Space
This cluster is all about boosting the EU’s strategic autonomy, and there’s a strong focus on the green transition. It’s one of the biggest in the pack with €1.67 billion in 2023 and €1.12 billion in 2024.
The three biggest slices of this budget will go to environmentally sustainable and digitised production (€635 million), increasing autonomy in key strategic value chains (€560 million), and creating technologies for the Green Deal (€461.5 million).
There is also funding for data and computing projects, space-based infrastructures, services application and data, and to ensure human-centred and ethical development of new technologies.
Cluster 5: Climate, Energy & Mobility
As the EU’s 2050 carbon neutrality deadline nears, the Commission wants to pump money into Green Deal-related research. There’s €1.655 billion for climate energy and mobility projects in next year’s calls and €1.112 billion the year after.
Energy will dominate the work programme, with over €1 billion for energy supply-related projects in the next two years. There’s also €208 million for energy efficiency.
Transport is another big theme, with €420 million to be invested in clean and competitive transport research and €231.5 million in smart and resilient transport and mobility. There’s also funding for climate science and responses to it, and cross-sector Green Deal research.