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The European Commission has announced the winners of a pan-European competition open to researchers addressing grand scientific and technological challenges that may contribute to new research activities within Horizon Europe, the EU’s proposed research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, according Telecompaper. The so-called preparatory actions will focus on broadening our understanding of how diseases are generated and evolve (LifeTime), how our rich cultural heritage can become widely accessible to all (Time Machine), how fertilisers can be produced and fuels synthesised directly from new clean energy sources (Sunrise), how regenerative medicine and targeted immune reconstitution can be used for cancer treatment (Restore) and how new artificial systems can be developed to serve people and industry (Humane AI), said the EC.
 
Each project has received a one-year grant of EUR 1 million to develop their research agendas with the potential to have a transformational impact on science and technology and deliver competitive advantages to European industry and substantial benefits to society, added the Commission.