What is the goal of the investment?
Sustain research, development and innovative projects identified within the program Horizon Europe, because the initiatives for transnational research can be the driver towards the development of research, development and innovative activities right in the strategic sectors for the restart of the Italian economy.
- Reduce the gaps in standards of living
In particular the support will be for partnerships in the following fields:
• High performance calculations
• Key digital technologies
• Transition to clean energy
• Productive, neutral and sustainable maritime economy
• Innovative small and medium-sized businesses.
Funding cannot be provided for activities associated with fossil fuels, nor those within the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System, unless they entail greenhouse gas emissions well under the main benchmarks. Projects concerning landfills or incinerators, or in any way associated with the generation of long-term hazardous waste for the environment, cannot be funded either. The winners of the bids for the financed projects must commit to allocating 40% of the expenses to the fight against climate change, and 60% to digital innovation, in addition to providing a report on the progress of the activities while half way through the project.
More connectivity between Italian and European research
More innovation in sectors determined to be of higher additional added value for the restart
More support for small and medium-sized businesses and start ups