European Projects

Politecnico di Milano is actively engaged in several research programs provided by the European Commission. Politecnico’s research activity has a particular focus on EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, one of the most important funding schemes in matters of science and innovation.

From 2007 until now, in the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, Politecnico has obtained excellent results in the prestigious ERC and MSCA subprograms.


70 ERC grants have been obtained by Politecnico di Milano, including:

  • 65 as Host Institution
  • 5 as Partner

See the complete list of funded projects.

MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions)

  • 64 Doctoral Network (Innovative Training Network in H2020)
  • 59 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Individual Fellowship in H2020)

See the complete list of funded projects.

The University organizes the MSCA PF Master Class is organized to support young researchers in the submission of competitive proposals.

Politecnico di Milano is the first University in Italy and the fifth in Europe for the number of funded Horizon Europe projects (Cordis, January 2024).

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

252 funded projects, for a total of about 124 million euros (March 2024 data), including:

  • 27 ERC
  • 31 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Previous EU Framework Programmes

HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)

437 funded projects, for a total of over 189 million euros, including:

  • 34 ERC
  • 24 MSCA Individual Fellowship 

Consult the project sheets for further information regarding the research topics.

FP7 (2007-2013)

281 projects, including:

  • 9 ERC
  • 4 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships