"EU leaders need to prioritise research and innovation in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The budget for Horizon Europe will be a clear expression of the ambition", BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz said at the EU Research and Innovation Days on 26 September in Brussels. The event gathered researchers, scientists, innovators and policy-makers from all around Europe. Gattaz pointed out that for more than 30 years, the European research programmes have been demonstrating their added value in many fields, from climate to health projects. "Let’s be very ambitious and increase the Horizon Europe budget to at least €120 billion”, he said.