On 11 and 12 October, the European Commission hosted a 2-day event which aimed to provide potential applicants with information about the funding opportunities of the 2024 calls of Horizon Europe Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space” Work Programme 2023-2024.
Cluster 4 focusses on climate neutral, circular and digitised production, increased autonomy in key strategic value chains, data and computing technologies, digital and emerging technologies, open strategic autonomy in global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data, and a human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies.
The sessions most pertinent to CEPIS member societies took place on 12 October. The first relevant session, “Destination 3: World-leading Data and Computing Technologies”, focused on funding available for projects and initiatives related to data sharing and analytics capacity, and “From Cloud to Edge to IoT for European Data”. The second, “Destination 4: Digital & Emerging Technologies for Competitiveness and Fit for the Green Deal”, was about AI, data, robotics, cloud/edge computing, quantum computing and similar topics. The final most relevant session, “Destination 6: A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies”, showcased trust-based AI leadership, European competitiveness standards, and digital human and human compatible technologies.
The presentations and recordings of all sessions can be accessed on the European Commission website.