ATTRACT is a Horizon 2020 programme funded by the European Union and coordinated by CERN and six of Europe’s leading scientific laboratories which, together with industry and experts in business and entrepreneurship, have joined forces to develop next-generation scientific tools, generate and capture value, create jobs and promote growth.
In 2018, ATTRACT launched an open call for breakthrough ideas, which was phase 01. An independent R&D&I committee selected 170 promising projects for this phase. From 2021 to 2024, ATTRACT Phase 2 will be turning the proof-of-concepts into clear applications while generating new business and products for citizens. By the end of ATTRACT Phase 2, the projects should be ready to shift from taxpayer funding to investment by venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, helping to boost Europe as a preeminent hub for deep-tech ventures.