Here’s a recent webinar from the EC about preparing a quality proposal for the new Horizon Europe funding framework which replaces Horizon 2020.
This programme is in its infancy and as such will take some time to understand in terms of priorities and focus areas. Horizon Europe is a huge funding programme and should be part of the conversation for all innovators. One of the key aspects of this and Horizon 2020 before it is the collaboration between partners.
This puts some people off, but the reality of bringing innovations to market is very much about building partnerships and reaching out to industry for support. In this sense the EC has a valid model for supporting innovation, although not always for the earliest stages where partnerships have not yet been formed.