In the next European science and research funding programme, Horizon Europe, the European Commission unveiled five flagship R&I specific “Missions” in the following areas: climate change adaptation, cancer, healthy oceans, cities and soil/food.
Missions must conform to inter-sectoral, inter-actor, interdisciplinary features, and fuel experimentation innovation to solve grand societal challenges.
In particular, the European cancer Mission is a proposed major investment by the European Commission into cancer prevention and care which puts forward 13 Recommendations to make conquering cancer a mission possible.
Below are the key recommendations put forward by the EC read in the context of DIGICORE. Based on our best interpretation of the recommendations, we carried out a prioritisation of commercial research priorities against an assumed future real world research network.