For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation.
A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.
London has joined forces with other European cities in a €25m programme to trial smart technologies that can improve the lives of citizens.
The Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse initiative will see London, Milan, Lisbon, Warsaw, Bordeaux and Burgas undertake a variety of projects to create and trial smart city systems that could be adopted by other European cites and help dive technology adoption across Europe.