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‘Take risks with Horizon Europe’

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Research organisations have called on the European Commission to use the EU’s 2021-27 R&D programme Horizon Europe to fund riskier initiatives.

“We support the highest value over time,” Marta Agostinho, a coordinator at the EU-Life alliance of 13 life sciences institutes, told Research Europe. “This means investing in higher risk research.”

EU Life published recommendations for Horizon Europe’s planned health-themed “cluster” funding stream in June. Similar suggestions have been flooding in, as the Commission has opened a consultation on the strategic planning process that will determine what projects Horizon Europe will fund.

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