Research Infrastructure services to support health research, accelerate the green and digital transformation, and advance frontier knowledge

Actions under Destination 3 will provide efficient and customised research infrastructure services to drive and enable the transition toward a sustainable Europe and a prosperous economy. RI services (e.g. access to unique scientific tools and facilities, samples provision, processing and analysis, data and modelling services) will be directed to support an effective and responsive health system and to accelerate the transition towards a green and digital future. Specific alignments and synergies with priorities in Pillar 2 will be developed and research infrastructure support will duly contribute to the identified missions and partnerships under Horizon Europe. At the same time, Research Infrastructures, which are key players in the generation of fundamental knowledge and drivers of scientific excellence in Europe, will also continue enabling the advancement of frontier knowledge in areas complementary to those addressed through a challenge-driven approach.

What are the expected impacts?

Proposals for topics under this Destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following expected impact:

  • Boost research infrastructures capacity to provide at scale and across the EU services to support excellent research to address societal challenges, and HE missions and partnerships’ objectives
  • Enhance and increase society’s long-term and consistent problem-solving capacity and evidence-based policy making in areas linked to health, and the green and digital transition, including a better understanding of socio-economic implications, through the provision of innovative, customised and efficient RI services
  • Enable new discoveries and knowledge breakthroughs by providing access to the best and in some cases unique state-of-the-art RIs;
  • A new generation of researchers is educated that is ready to optimally exploit all the essential and advanced tools for their research;
  • Facilitate cross-fertilisation and a wider sharing of knowledge and technologies across disciplines and between academia and industry and businesses.