Webinar on opportunities for GCC member countries within the HORIZON EUROPE programme

Webinar on opportunities for GCC member countries within the HORIZON EUROPE programme

 On June 10th, Dr. Giampaolo Manzolini, from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) presented the DESOLINATION project (funded by the Horizon 2020 programme), at a webinar convened to explore collaborative opportunities within its new Research & Innovation programme, Horizon Europe, among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries encompass the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, and United Arab Emirates.

Organized jointly by the EU-GCC Cooperation on Green Transition and the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification,

the webinar was designed to offer a comprehensive overview of the Horizon Europe Programme, focusing particularly on the avenues open to GCC nations. It emphasized the collaboration framework under Pillar II “Excellence Science,” highlighting ongoing joint projects and sharing best practices for engagement in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Furthermore, the event addressed opportunities within Mission Innovation, a global initiative, and underscored potential pathways within the European Innovation Council.

The primary goal of the webinar was to promote enhanced collaboration among GCC countries within the Horizon Europe framework, especially in sectors of mutual interest. By facilitating knowledge sharing and fostering strategic partnerships, the webinar aimed to bolster research and innovation capacities across the region. This initiative ultimately seeks to empower GCC nations to collectively tackle shared challenges and capitalize on opportunities in science, technology, and innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Horizon Europe funding, co-investment opportunities, and the program’s impact on clean energy and academic cooperation.

How can I access Horizon Europe funds?

To access Horizon Europe funds, you need to submit a proposal through the official Horizon Europe portal. Ensure your project aligns with the program’s objectives and meets the eligibility criteria.

What are the co-investment opportunities with the European Innovation Council?

The European Innovation Council offers co-investment opportunities for high-risk, high-reward projects. These include grants, equity investments, and blended finance options to support innovative ventures.

How does Horizon Europe support clean energy solutions?

Horizon Europe funds projects that aim to develop and implement clean energy solutions. This includes research and innovation in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainable energy systems.

Can academic institutions participate in Horizon Europe?

Yes, academic institutions are encouraged to participate in Horizon Europe. The program supports collaborative research projects, fostering partnerships between academia, industry, and other stakeholders.

What is the impact of Horizon Europe on regional academic cooperation?

Horizon Europe enhances regional academic cooperation by funding joint research projects, facilitating knowledge exchange, and building networks between institutions across Europe and beyond.

How can I stay updated on Horizon Europe opportunities?

To stay updated on Horizon Europe opportunities, subscribe to the official newsletter, follow relevant social media channels, and regularly check the Horizon Europe portal for the latest calls and announcements.