Mapping ERC frontier research

The ERC is dedicated to funding frontier research that explores uncharted territories, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, and pushes the boundaries of knowledge. This research often leads to valuable insights and practical applications that address complex global challenges, benefiting society as a whole.

Explore the section below to discover how ERC-funded projects transcend the mere advancement of scientific and technological knowledge. This section includes comprehensive reports derived from various analyses outlining how ERC’s portfolio contributes to major EU policy priorities. The groundbreaking research supported by the ERC has nurtured the development of innovative approaches that have the potential to positively impact various aspects of our lives.


Contribution to policies
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Food 2030

How does ERC-funded research contribute to sustainable food production and consumption?

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European Green Deal

How does ERC-funded research contribute to concrete solutions to support the green transition?

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A Europe fit for a digital age

How does ERC-funded research contribute to unlocking the digital growth potential?

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How does ERC-funded research contribute to a healthier Europe?

Exploring ERC frontier research
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Citizen science & frontier research

Discover more about citizen involvement in research within ERC-funded projects.

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Mapping ERC frontier research

Explore the ERC project portfolio by scientific domain and by proposal call.