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Welcome to Horizon 2020 UK

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If you run a business or are an academic brimming with innovative ideas you can now take advantage of the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme with an available budget of €79bn.
With the emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, Horizon 2020's 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 simpler structure than previous programmes - reducing red tape and time so that participants can focus on what is really important. This approach helps new projects to get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster. Thanks to its healthy budget Horizon 2020 offers UK businesses and researchers important opportunities to find finance, networks and partnerships for innovation. See the latest news, events and open competitions.

Is Horizon 2020 for you?

If you are new to European Funding we recommend you read that section, where you will quickly find whether this plan suits your specific business or research requirements. There are distinct schemes for SMEs as well as comprehensive information on all the available programme areas listed within this website.  As the emphasis is on simplicity and agility the UK Government has set in place a dedicated team of National Contact Points, specialists in their sectors, who will be happy to guide you further into the application process. See further information on Horizon 2020 funding and support.
This resource centre is hosted by the Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, to help UK companies and academics wishing to take part in Horizon 2020. 

Some background information

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's Framework Programme for research and innovation. It stems from the combination of Europe2020 and Innovation Union and is a successor to the 7th Framework Programme, providing investment support on research and innovation.
Europe2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade based on the principles of agility, sustainability and inclusivity set within the context of employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy.  
Innovation Union is another strategic strand aimed at creating an innovation-friendly environment to facilitate the turning of great ideas into products and services bringing economy growth and jobs.


Public consultation: have your say on the achievements of FP7

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the achievements of FP7, the EU's 7th Framework Programme for research...

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European Robotics Challenges (EuRoC)

Call for End Users, Technology Developers and System Integrators

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Updated call documents for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing

The 2014/15 NMBP work programme has been updated and is now available for download through the Participant Portal.

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EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge

30 minutes of your time could win €40K to invest in your business idea.

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Information on the first H2020 calls

The European Commission announced on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, the response to the first Horizon 2020 calls with over 17,000 proposals submitted by end-June, seeking nine times the available funding.


Tue 08 Sep 2015

ERC Starting Grants Proposal Writing and Information Events

13:00 until 16:30

In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the European Research Council, the UK Research...

From Horizon 2020

Mon 21 Sep 2015

Horizon 2020 UK Research Infrastructures Information Day

10:00 until 15:00

The H2020 Research Infrastructures Work programme will soon be agreed, and this event provides an...

From Horizon 2020

Mon 02 Nov 2015

Horizon 2020 2016/17 Work Programme Information Days: Autumn 2015

Nov 02 / 09:00 until Nov 18 / 17:00

Following publication of the 2016/17 Work Programmes for Horizon 2020 in the Autumn, ESRC and...

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Open calls

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