ERA Talents: researchers from Widening Countries ready to boost their collaborative skills with industry

To support career building and raise the employability of research and innovation talents across different sectors, the European Commission is funding nine projects under the ERA Talents action, with an overall budget of around 24 million euro.

Part of the Horizon Europe: Widening participation and spreading excellence funding sub-programme, the ERA Talents action aims to boost cross-sectoral talent circulation and academia-business collaboration for knowledge transfer in Widening Countries.

The latest ERA Talents call for proposals (HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-03) closed on 15 November 2022. 16 proposals were submitted and the best 9 were selected for funding. The Grant Agreements were signed earlier this year and activities started between June and September 2023, with a foreseen duration of up to 4 years.

Career development and employability of research and innovation talents are the main objectives of the action. Specifically, the projects are expected to strengthen the research and innovation human capital through upskilling activities with an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as build up a structured and impactful collaboration between academia and the private sector. The overall aim of the projects is to facilitate talent circulation across sectors and countries.

Source: European Research Executive Agency | News (