Horizon WIDERA 2023 Call - Teaming for Exellence

Publication date
November 29, 2022
April 13, 2023
Short description


Teaming is one of the actions that stimulates Europe exploiting its potential by maximising and spreading the benefits of research and innovation. It is vital for Europe's competitiveness and its ability to address societal challenges.

The Teaming action is designed to support the creation of new centres of excellence or upgrading the existing ones in low R&I performing countries, building on partnerships between leading scientific institutions in Europe and the main beneficiary institutions in low R&I performing countries that display the willingness to engage together for this purpose. This can help countries that are lagging behind in terms of research and innovation performance attaining a competitive position in the global value chains. Leading scientific institutions are advanced and established partners that have developed an outstanding reputation in research and innovation excellence in the chosen scientific domain. Institutions that are still in the process of development or modernisation, e.g. those that are still receiving support as coordinators from widening actions under Horizon 2020, are normally not considered leading institutions, unless a proper justification is provided for in the proposal.

In order to maximise impact of research and innovation on society, environment and economy at large and to contribute in particular to the achievement of the Union’s objectives, Union funding must be coherent and work in synergy. This notion is highly relevant for Teaming action, where a complementary funding from a national (or regional or European or private source) is required. The implementation of Teaming action is expected to become an influential and meaningful bridge particularly between smart specialisation strategies and excellence in

R&I with the aim of strengthening the European Research Area and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Expected Outcome

Disparities in R&I performance are due to, among other reasons, the insufficient critical mass of science and lack of centres of excellence having sufficient competence to engage countries and regions strategically in a path of innovative growth. Teaming is responding to this challenge establishing new centers of excellence or modernising existing ones with the help of leading European partnering institutions. This will help countries to increase their R&I intensity and to attain a competitive position in the European R&I system and globally, especially by becoming drivers of change.

Eligibility and admissibility conditions

A Teaming project must involve at least two beneficiaries: a) the main applicant organisation (the coordinator) which will be a university or a research organisation, a national or regional authority or a research funding agency, and b) at least one leading university or research organisation established in another Member State or Associated Country as an advanced partner. Co-ordinators who have already been awarded a Teaming project under Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe are not eligible.

The project must have a complementary funding (e.g. national and/or regional funding, European funding, such as from Cohesion policy programmes, or private sources). Its total amount must at least equal the total requested Horizon Europe contribution.


View the Call in the Funding and Tenders Portal

Find all details and extensive information about the Call under the Horizon Widera Work Programme 2023-2024

Call identifier
HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ACCESS-01-01-two-stage: Teaming for Excellence
  • Horizon Europe / H2020
Geographical focus
  • Horizon Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on November 29, 2022
Modified on April 6, 2023