Over €122 million in EU funding for ground-breaking digital projects: first Digital Europe Programme Calls now open
By Lorcan McNamara
The first Digital Europe Programme calls of the year have been launched, offering over €122 million in EU funding for ground-breaking digital projects in, among others:
- Data (€31 million), with investment in the 'Genome for Europe' project to establish a European reference genome database that will foster break-through advances in research, innovation, disease prevention and healthcare delivery
- Cloud-to-Edge infrastructure (€25 million) supporting the Cloud Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Exploitation Office, which will support and disseminate the cloud-to edge results of the IPCEI, as well as to support the development of a secure collaborative platform for the aeronautics and security industries.
- Artificial Intelligence (€18 million) supporting the development of CitiVerse and coordination of AI sectoral Testing and Experimentation Facilities
- Advanced digital skills (€16 million) with particular emphasis on reinforcing skills in semiconductors, as well as boosting digital skills of young pupils with a focus on young girls.
Total: €909.5 million for the 2023-24 Work Programme
Including: €392 million for actions in 2023
Of which: €122 million for first calls
- Cybersecurity Skills Academy
- Cybersecurity, Data Spaces and Skills
Beyond the calls
Master's programmes and short training courses are another avenue of support by the European Commission for the development of advanced digital skills in 2023 and 2024.
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1 €71 million from the 2023 budget and €36.47 left from the 2022 budget