Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg

Horizon Europe Pillar 2 – Research Innovation Actions

Join research and innovation projects addressing global challenges

Partner with experts from various countries and sectors and apply for Horizon Europe funding for projects tackling pressing global challenges while boosting Europe’s industrial competitiveness.

Do you want to acquire new knowledge, develop new skills, conduct lab testing and develop proofs of concept?

The EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon Europe funds thematic, collaborative calls for proposals aimed at creating new knowledge or exploring new or improved technologies, products, processes, services and solutions. 

These so-called Research Innovation Actions can fund basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing, demonstration and validation of small-scale prototypes in a laboratory or simulated environment. Calls for proposals cover six strategic areas called Horizon Europe Clusters:

  • Cluster 1: Health
  • Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity, and Inclusive Society
  • Cluster 3: Civil Security for Society
  • Cluster 4: Digital, Industry, and Space
  • Cluster 5: Climate, Energy, and Mobility
  • Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment

We can support you throughout the entire application process and during the project lifetime. We can help you: 

  • assess the most relevant calls for proposals and course of action for your research projects 
  • identify past and on-going projects and key players that can be helpful for your proposal
  • advise on the proposal writing and review your draft 
  • provide support with legal and financial matters at the proposal stage and during the implementation of the project

Key figures

€4-15 million
grant funding per project
usually for a 3-4-year period
of direct project costs covered for each participating entity
with a 25% top-up for overheads
success rate in Luxembourg in 2023
(EU: 16.9%)
€76.62 million
of funding obtained by Luxembourg entities
in 2021-2023
of funding obtained in Luxembourg
by the private sector

Key benefits

This type of Horizon Europe funding offers the following advantages:

  • Attractive funding for research and innovation projects
  • Cooperation with international partners on groundbreaking R&D
  • Opportunity to expand your international network and foster new collaborations

Who can benefit?

The funding provided under the Research Innovation Actions of Horizon Europe’s Pillar 2 is aimed at private and public entities: companies, research organisations, public entities and associations. We can support applicants located in Luxembourg.

Calls for proposals are published on the Funding and Tenders portal, which provides detailed information on who can apply depending on the call. This is also where you can prepare and submit your funding application.

Contact us

Optimise your Horizon Europe participation

Feel free to contact us for further information and support. We are also available to discuss how this funding measure and others would best fit into your long-term strategy. 

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