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Thursday, 27 July 2023

Horizon Europe Ireland - Summer update

Pictured at Enterprise Ireland offices in Dublin, from left to right: James Walsh, EIC NCP, Enterprise Ireland; Martin O’Halloran, CSO & Co-Founder, Luminate Medical; Peter F Doyle, CEO & Co-Founder, BioSimulytics Limited; Marina Donohoe, R&I Divisional Manager, Enterprise Ireland; John Reid, Director, Celtic Biotech Ltd; Kevin Burke, Horizon Europe National Director, Enterprise Ireland; Leo Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Ireland; Tom Kelly, Divisonal Manager, Enterprise Ireland.
€18m funding win for four Enterprise Ireland client companies in Horizon Europe EIC Accelerator
We had more good news on the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator front last month - four Enterprise Ireland-backed companies have won funding approvals of up to €18m in the latest competition. The four successful companies are Luminate Medical in Galway, Shannon-based Hooke Bio and Dublin companies BioSimulytics and Celtic Biotech.

To date, Irish companies have secured approvals totaling €129m under the EIC Programme since the beginning of Horizon Europe in 2021. Read the full story here.

EIC Transition Action success for Ireland
Two projects coordinated from Ireland have also been selected for funding in the recent EIC Transition Action call. Congratulations to the AirInMotion team in Trinity College Dublin and the AMBER Centre on their award and also to the M-Engine team from X-Celeprint headquartered in Cork – more details here.

Case Studies:
We have just published a new case study focused on the €6m Horizon Europe-funded ONE4ALL project which is developing cobots for the workplace, with €900k going to the Irish partner Innoglobal - you can read about how participation in the project has brought significant benefits for the company.

We've also enjoyed the new video case studies published by the Irish Marie Curie office focusing on Cluster 2 and ERC SSH - you can watch the videos further below.

National Support Network team updates

This month, we are saying goodbye to our colleague Chiara Loda based at the Irish Universities Association. Chiara is the National Contact Point (NCP) for both Cluster 2 and ERC SSH but will soon be moving on to a new role. We would like to thank her for her immense contribution to Horizon Europe and we wish her all the very best for the future.  

Further below, you will find updates from our Health NCP Martha Cahill and National Delegate for Cluster 4 Industry Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos. Martha provides some strong insights based on evaluation feedback for applicants working on AI-related projects in the area of health - this is a must-read! And for a full round up on all things industry, Sergio's article covers upcoming topics and brokerage events.

You will also find an introduction to our new International Technical Expert in Innovation and Applied Research Jean-Michel Portefaix - we look forward to working with him over the next few years.

Summer break
Our next newsletter will be in September, but in the meantime, we are always happy to hear from you - find contact details for individual members of the Horizon Europe National Support Network in our online directory.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a good summer and hope you get a chance to take a break to relax and refresh before activity ramps up yet again!

Best regards,


Kevin Burke
National Director for Horizon Europe at Enterprise Ireland

National Support Network team updates

Martha Cahill, National Contact Point (NCP) for Cluster 1 - Health, Enterprise Ireland

The fields of health research and healthcare are filled with opportunities for the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, these come with sector-specific challenges that need to be addressed in AI-related Horizon Europe applications.

In this article, Martha provides valuable guidance based on feedback from the Horizon Europe evaluation of AI projects in the Health Cluster.

Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos, National Delegate for Horizon Europe Cluster 4 - Industry

The ‘Industry’ pillar in Cluster 4 is divided into two Destinations - 'Climate neutral, circular and digitised production' and 'Increased Autonomy in key strategic value chains for resilient industry'.

Get all the details on the upcoming activities and opportunities in 2023 and 2024 as well as links to information on important brokerage events here.

Jean-Michel Portefaix, International Technical Expert in Innovation and Applied Research

The new International Technical Expert (ITE) in Innovation and Applied Research, Jean-Michel Portefaix, recently took up his position based at NovaUCD.

The creation of this post aims to enhance the level of Research and Innovation cooperation between France and Ireland across all parts of the Horizon Europe programme. Find out more here.

Developing cobots, or mobile collaborative robots that can safely operate beside humans in the workplace, is the challenge ONE4ALL, a Horizon Europe-funded project, has set itself.

The project received €6 million in Horizon Europe funding, of which €900,000 went to the project's Irish partner InnoGlobal.

In this article, find out how participation in the project has brought significant benefits for the company, including widening its reach in the European market.
Focus on Cluster 2: RESIST

Under Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society” focuses on challenges pertaining to democratic governance, cultural heritage and the creative economy, as well as social and economic transformations. UCD's Professor Kath Browne talks about RESIST - watch here.

The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
Professor Anna Davies, Principal Investigator for Environmental Research Group based at Trinity College talks about the benefits of the Proof of Concept Award.

The European Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe's most ground-breaking innovations.

Applications are open until 27 September - find more information here.

Upcoming events:

  • Tue 26 - Wed 27 Sep, ‘Waterborne Days’ - save the date - find out more here.
  • Wed 27 - Thu 28 Sep, Horizon Europe Info Days - Cluster 6 - get more information here.
  • Wed 27 - Thu 28 Sep, Science meets Regions final event - further info here.
  • Thu 5 Oct, ‘Finding Opportunities and Submitting a Proposal in Horizon Europe’. More info here
  • Wed 11 - Thu 12 Oct, Cluster 4 Digital, Industry & Space Info days - find out more here.
  • Tue 17 Oct, Cluster 5, Climate, Energy & Mobility Info day - further information here.
  • Tue 17 Oct, ‘Grant Agreement Preparation in Horizon Europe’ - check out details here.
  • Thu 19 Oct, Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe - save the event link here.
  • Tue 24 Oct, ‘Grant Management in Horizon Europe’ - further info here.
  • Wed 8 - Sat 11 Nov, European Public Health Conference 2023 - read more here.
  • Wed 15 - Thu 16 Nov, NGI Forum 2023: Unlocking the power of digital commons - details here.
  • Mon 13 - Fri 17 Nov, Raw Materials Week 2023 in Brussels - check out the event here.
  • Mon 15 - Thu 18 Apr 2024, Transport Research Arena Conference. More here.
Missed it?

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Emerging semiconductor and Quantum technology components - here.
  • Horizon Results Platform: Opportunities for ERC Beneficiaries - watch back here.
  • Horizon Europe Coordinators' Day: Grant Management - presentations and video here.
  • Horizon Results Booster - steering research towards a strong societal impact - recording here.
  • Lump Sum funding in Horizon Europe - May webinar here.
  • Common mistakes to avoid when applying for Horizon Europe funding - read more here.

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