Research and Innovation Grants

Horizon 2020

What does it do?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

What will the benefits be for me?
All Horizon 2020 calls for proposals are published on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal. The Participant Portal provides all information needed for responding to a call: its opening and closing dates, its overall budget, the relevant Work Programme and all other documents related to the call. Calls can be searched and filtered using various parameters, such as open, closed or forthcoming calls as well as keywords. Another way to learn about open or forthcoming calls is to consult the Work Programme of a specific domain.
How do I access the service?

Any type of organisation from both the private and the public sector is eligible for funding, provided that they perform research or develop innovative products or services.
Horizon 2020 funding is awarded based on calls for project proposals, which are published on the Participant’s Portal. The calls for proposals define the thematic areas for which funding is available and provide all criteria that need to be respected. They also include information on the total amount of budget available and the deadline for submitting a call.

Go to the Horizon 2020 website for a range of contacts depending on your enquiry.

How much will it cost

Free of charge

Contact Details
Horizon 2020
Tel: 07500 051146