Over the next few months, the European Commission will be developing a Strategic Plan for how the Horizon Europe programme will achieve its mandated objectives. In parallel, the current Commission is designing a more elaborate process of consultation than usual. This is with the aim of having a plan ready in November for the new Commission, which will then embark on forming sector-specific Programme Committees, and ultimately creating detailed Work Programmes.
Over the course of the next year, Science|Business Network members will convene on three occasions to share perspectives and discuss priorities around the Strategic Plan process.
In the first meeting of the Science|Business Framework Programme Working Group participants discussed ‘impact’ targets for Horizon Europe. The outputs of discussions will inform a special report which will be launched at the Science|Business Public Conference on 10 September.