R&D for the next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools and methods


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



R&D for the next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools and methods


The aim of this topic is to deliver innovative scientific instrumentation, tools and methods, which advance the state-of-art of European RIs, and show transformative potential in RIs operation. The related developments, which underpin the provision of improved and advanced services, should lead research infrastructures to support new areas of research and/or a wider community of users, including industrial users.

Detailed Call Description

Proposals should address all following aspects:

  • Research and development of new scientific instrumentation, tools and methods for research infrastructures taking into due account resource efficiency (e.g. energy consumption) and environmental (including climate-related) impacts;
  • their technology validation and prototyping;
  • training of RI staff for the operation and use of these new solutions;
  • the innovative potential for industrial exploitation of the solutions and/or for the benefits of the society.

Cutting-edge technologies will also enhance the potential of RIs to contribute addressing EU policy objectives and socio-economic challenges.

Call Total Budget

€110,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project: between €5,00 and €10,00 million

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Consortia must be built around a leading core of at least 3 world-class research infrastructures, being ESFRI infrastructures, European Research Infrastructures Consortia (ERICs) and/or other world-class research infrastructures of European interest and can include a wider set of RIs.
Other technological partners, including industry and SMEs, should also be involved, thus promoting innovation and knowledge sharing through co-development of new technical solutions for research infrastructures.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address: support@research.org.cy
Website: https://www.research.org.cy/en/

Contact Persons:
Dr Charalambos Papatryfonos
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 016
Contact Email: cpapatryfonos@research.org.cy

Dr Ioannis Theodorou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 038
Contact Email: itheodorou@research.org.cy

(Publish Date: 14/01/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation: