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EC mobilises €123 million for research and innovation to combat the threat of virus
The Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe adds to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight the coronavirus and contributes to the Commission's overall action to prevent, mitigate and respond to the impact of coronavirus variants, in line with the new European bio-defence preparedness plan HERA Incubator.
KTH is an active participant in projects funded by the EU's various programmes for research and innovation. EU funding thus constitutes a rather large part of KTH's external research funding. There is fierce competition for the funds from the EU as the EU places high demands on how these are distributed and used in the best way to bring the most significant benefit to society. Therefore, it requires much knowledge about applying for, managing, and administering EU projects.
Horizon Europe, the new EU framework programme, launched in 2021 and replaced Horizon 2020. The new programme offers a large variety of funding opportunities for research and innovation activities through calls for proposals set out in the Horizon Europe work programmes.
Marie Sklodovska-Curie actions (MSCA)
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for doctoral candidates and highly experienced researchers. The purpose is to encourage transnational, intersectoral, and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enables universities, research centres, and companies to host talented foreign researchers and create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.