Horizon Europe Work programme 2023-2024: nanotechnology among the priority themes of the Research Infrastructures actions
The next calls under the Research Infrastructures package, launched on the 6th of December by the European Commission, outlined the main areas of intervention to foster the development of an integrated, inter-operable and effective ecosystem of Research Infrastructures and Technology Infrastructures in Europe
One of Horizon Europe Pillar One's objectives is to empower Europe through the creation of an integrated ecosystem of accessible national and pan-European institutions that offer services to the research community.
During the Info Day dedicated to the Research Infrastructure Work Programme 2023-2024, the Commission presented a call under the destination INFRASERV to enable R&I services to address the complexity and urgency of the socio–economic and environmental problems we are currently confronting.
In particular, nanotechnology sector stands out as one of the key and urgent themes mentioned in the document. In fact, the Commission will support projects that provide R&I services for cutting-edge nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in order to improve industrial competitiveness, cross-fertilization and knowledge transfer across scientific and industrial sectors, as well as fostering the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology to tackle socio-economic needs, with a total estimated budget of € 105 million in 2023.
This new initiative is highly relevant in reference to SiComb project and its silicon carbide on-chip optical frequency comb. Indeed, the heightened interest in projects aimed at the nanotechnology industry indicates a potential for knowledge and technology transfer between institutions from academia and research sector and the business field, by creating a market where the project's outcomes potentially find a concrete destination.
Click here to know more about the dedicated Info Day and the new Horizon Europe initiatives under the Research Infrastructures actions!