• Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • 14:00 - 15:15
  • Memo
  • Innovation Arena - South Hall
  • English
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & European Commission

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In the workshop, European Commission representatives will present the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the European Research Executive Agency (REA) and European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA), as well as their 2023 Work Programmes and thematic funding calls.

Session Chairs

EISMEA/EIC: Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager for advanced materials for energy & environmental sustainability (TBC)
CINEA: Aneta Willems, Head of Department D LIFE Natural Resources, climate, sustainable blue economy and clean energy
REA: Attila Berczik, Deputy Head of Unit, REA.B.3, Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment
HADEA: Victoria Petrova, Head of Unit, HaDEA.B.3, Industry


14.00 Introduction
Fabio Fava, President of Ecomondo’s Scientific Technical Committee

The European Innovation Council

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programme. It aims at identifying, developing and scaling up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders. The EIC supports all stages of innovation, from research and development on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) applying a hands-on content wise approach. The EIC provides funding through both open and challenge-based calls that in EIC Work Programme 2023 cover, amongst others, green topics such as energy storage, clean and efficient cooling and environmental intelligence.
The EIC has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme and operates on a budget of €10.1 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period.

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and its EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment, sustainable blue economy and maritime fisheries and aquaculture

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has been established by the European Commission to implement parts of EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment and maritime fisheries and aquaculture. The Agency has a key role in supporting the European Green Deal – one of the European Commission’s main strategic priorities.
CINEA aims to support its beneficiaries, establish strong partnerships, deliver high quality programme and project management, foster effective knowledge sharing and create synergies between programmes - to support a sustainable, connected, and decarbonised Europe. The Agency manages 7 EU Programmes worth around €55 billion: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Horizon Europe, LIFE programme,
European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Innovation Fund, EU Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism and and Public Sector Loan Facility under the Just Transition Mechanism.

The European Research Executive Agency (REA) and Horizon Europe’s Cluster 6

Mandated by the European Commission to support the EU Research and Innovation policy, the European Research Executive Agency (REA) funds high-quality research and innovation projects that generate knowledge for the benefit of society. REA’s mission is to help build a greener Europe with prosperous, inclusive societies and economies that take full advantage of the digital age. REA manages the following EU programmes (or parts thereof): Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, Research Fund for Coal and Steel and Promotion of agricultural products. REA’s presentation will focus on the 2024 calls for proposals of Cluster 6 of Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, which is about “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment” (budget of €7.4 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period).

European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA) and Horizon Europe Cluster 4, Industry

The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA) was created on 1 April 2021, with the commitment to boost Europe by building, from earth to space, a healthy society, a competitive industry and a digital economy. HaDEA’s mission is to implement actions in the domains of health, food safety, digital technologies and networks, industrial capacities and space.
HaDEA manages the following EU programmes: Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space; Horizon Europe Cluster 1: Health; Connecting Europe Facility: Digital; Digital Europe Programme; EU4Health programme; Single Market Programme; Food safety.
​HaDEA’s presentation will focus on Horizon Europe Cluster 4 (Digital, Industry, and Space), specifically on the Industry part and HaDEA’s role in managing scientific projects, that aim to accelerate the green and digital transitions and to increase the EU’s autonomy in key strategic value chains for a resilient industry.