Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry, Space

Structure of the Cluster 4 Programme

Actions on this cluster are divided in six destinations, each of them matching a different impact from the Strategic Plan:

  • Destination 1: Climate neutral, circular and digitised production  (call: ID: TWIN-TRANSITION)
  • Destination 2: A digitised, resource-efficient and resilient industry  (call: ID: RESILIENCE)
  • Destination 3: World leading data and computing technologies  (call: ID: DATA)
  • Destination 4: Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal  (call: ID: DIGITAL-EMERGING)
  • Destination 5: Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data  (call: ID: SPACE)
  • Destination 6: A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies  (call: ID: HUMAN)

You can find a more comprehensive overview of the opportunities and goals in Cluster 4 here.

European Partnerships linked to Cluster 4

European Partnerships between private and/or public entities will be formed to address some of Europe's most pressing challengesa and to contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities. The following are the candidate partnerships in the area of digital, industry and space:


  • High Performance Computing
  • Key Digital Technologies (KDT)
  • Smart Networks and Services
  • Artifical Intelligence, Data and Robotics
  • Photonics
  • Clean Steel - Low Carbon Steelmaking
  • Metrology
  • Made in Europe
  • Processes4Planet – Transforming the European Process Industry for a sustainable society
  • Globally competitive Space Systems

More information regarding the candidate partnerships can be found here.

Underlying ambitions and policies

Research projects included in this cluster aim to ensure the competitive edge and autonomy of EU industry in a number of  strategic technological sectors and value chains, while improving cooperation and commerce with third countries. Safeguarding security of supply and the technological non-dependence are vital component of the EU's strategic autonomy.

Actions under this cluster will foster climate-neutral, circular and clean industry, contributing to achieve climate-neutral EU industries by 2050, calling for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 and foster a circular economy.
The EU technology developments will follow a human-centred approach, going hand in hand with European social and ethical values, social inclusiveness, and the creation of sustainable, high-quality jobs including through social innovation.

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Whether you just want to know more about possible opportunities for your research or you already have a concrete project idea, the EU team provides support on multiple levels:

  • General questions about the call modalities
  • Budget check and administrative check of project applications
  • Guidance and support at the start up of your approved project

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  • Identifying opportunities and Proposal Intelligence
  • Strategic networking and partner scouting
  • Screening proposal ideas and enhancing proposal architecture and content