Horizon Europe funding for PCP and PPI

Interested in EU funding for your next innovation procurement? Get ready to prepare proposals for the 2023-2024 calls of the Horizon Europe programme. There are 263M EURO of funding opportunities in different fields: health, security, climate change and research infrastructures etc. Check out the video recording and slide decks of the webinar on how to prepare a successful innovation procurement proposal, as well as the updated list of already funded innovation procurement projects.

Horizon Europe offers the following funding opportunities for consortia of procurers:

  • To prepare and undertake together PCP or PPI procurements (see the calls for PCP actions or PPI actions).
  • To cooperate on identifying opportunities and preparing for future PCPs / PPIs (see the calls for CSA actions)

In addition, public procurers can also propose themselves to implement PCPs in any call for Research and Innovation (RIA) actions in the WP that does not require the participation of industry in the consortium. Public authorities that want to implement joint cross-border innovation procurement calls via their national funding programmes can also apply for support for such joint PCP/PPI calls via the HE programme cofund actions.

The funding rates are 100% respectively 50% for the PCP respectively PPI actions. In PCP actions, groups of procurers implement together one joint PCP procurement. In PPI actions, procurers can choose between implementing one joint PPI procurement or several separate but coordinated PPI procurements. The funding rates for PCPs implemented as part of an RIA action is also 100%, as in PCP actions. The funding rate of programme cofund actions can depend on the call.


Thematic calls that support PCP or PPI in specific domains of public sector activity (e.g. health, security, climate change, satellite, research infrastructure).

The following slidedecks guide you through the core info about the calls for proposals:

Information session

On 22 June 2021 (14h00-16h00) the European Commission organised a webinar ‘How to prepare a successful innovation procurement proposal for Horizon Europe’that presented the above slide decks. Presentations, video recording, Q&A and agenda are available on the webinar page.

Key documents

Source: European Commission | News (https://bit.ly/3FhC8CD)