The Traction project which is the main outcome of what we have presented here received funding from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 870610, one of the European Union’s funding programmes which ran calls between 2014-2020. With a budget of nearly €80 billion for the whole programme, the initiative aimed at creating sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs with the political backing of Europe’s leaders and Members of the European Parliament.
With an emphasis on research and innovation and tackling societal challenges; the goal was to ensure that barriers to innovation in Europe were removed, making it easier for the public and private sectors to work together. The scope of this particular call felt closely aligned with the project’s guiding principles, which is what led our multidisciplinary team down this path.
To follow in the footsteps of Horizon 2020, the Horizon Europe funding programme for research and innovation is currently running with a budget of €95.5 billion.
If you want to learn more about available opportunities, the application process, how to manage your project and how to find project partners, you can find all the information you will need on the funding webpage of the European Commission.
Some of the aforementioned organisations such as Vicomtech, CWI, UAB or DCU are experts in participating in this kind of European project, while for others it has been brand new territory. However, of course, and depending on the context of your organisation, we encourage you to explore local funding possibilities as well as other alternatives.