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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

Digital Europe

Digital Europe is a Funding Programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and administrations.

Other EU Funding

There are many other relevant EU funding programmes, managed by several agencies and directorates.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. The general objective is to stimulate the mobility of researchers.

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Margot Beereboom

+32 2 550 15 76

About this programme

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. In addition to generous research funding scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme aims to foster innovation, research-business cooperation and also includes a strong international component based on the principle of mobility.

The MSCA provides funding for all stages of research careers, being doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers and by ensuring good working conditions and work/life balance for the researchers.

The programme is open to all fields of research and innovation, from fundamental research to market take-up and innovation services. Furthermore, it also encourages mobility between the different sectors (universities, research centres, and companies), disciplines and countries.

There are five types of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)
  • Doctoral Networks (DN)
  • Staff Exchange (SE)
  • Co-funding of regional, national and international doctoral and postdoctoral programmes (COFUND)
  • MSCA and Citizens - European Researchers’ Night
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Founded in 1999, Luciad serves clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though it recently was acquired by Hexagon Geospatial, they kept an agile SME mindset. Thousands of end users work directly with Luciad’s geospatial applications, and major systems integrators (think Airbus Defense and Space, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Thales…) incorporate its software in their own products.

NCP Flanders went to Leuven to interview Frederic Houbie, the Research Projects Manager at Luciad, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Luciad is a partner in the MARISA project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic


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