Different concepts of “openness” in Horizon Europe

2nd Feb 2024

In today’s dynamic landscape, the term “open” resonates across various domains, from science and research to innovation and technology. “Open” can be found in various settings, concepts, policies and practices such as Open Science, Open Research, Open Access, Open Innovation, Open Source, Open Standards, or Open Data.

This infographic highlights key concepts of “openness” in the EU’s current Framework Programme for Research & Innovation “Horizon Europe”. Understanding the nuances of openness, intellectual property protection, and commercial use is vital for navigating this complex terrain.

Check the infographic here!

Credit: European Commission, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency, European IP helpdesk – Different concepts of “openness” in Horizon Europe, Publications Office of the European Union, 2024,