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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 Technology Strategy Board, 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.

News

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BIS European Institute of Technology Information Day

Find out about the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the €2.7 bn research and innovation programme operational arm, the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

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Negotiations on Swiss association to Horizon 2020 postponed

As many in the research community will already have picked up, the result of the recent Swiss referendum vote on mass immigration, and the associated issue on extension to Croatia of the EU/Swiss...

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Principles for financing, monitoring and evaluating KIC activities

The EIT published the Principles for financing, monitoring and evaluating KIC activities on 31 January 2014. The Principles form a key component of the documents prepared by the EIT to help those...

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Spreading excellence and widening participation - Call for proposals

The Horizon 2020 Spreading excellence and widening participation - Work Programme has been launched and the first call for proposals has been launched with the opening of three new competitions.

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European Research Council - Call for proposals

The Horizon 2020 European Research Council - Work Programme has been launched and the first call for proposals has been launched with the opening of three new competitions

Events

Wed 14 May 2014

Science with and for Society 2014 - Information day and brokerage event

All Day

Are you interested in participating in Science with and for Society under Horizon 2020? Do you...

From Horizon 2020

Wed 28 May 2014

Individual Fellowships - Information and Proposal Writing Events - Cardiff

All Day

In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the UK...

From Horizon 2020

Mon 09 Jun 2014

Individual Fellowships - Information and Proposal Writing Events - Coventry

All Day

In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the UK...

From Horizon 2020

Mon 09 Jun 2014

BIS European Institute of Technology Information Day

13:00 until 17:30

Learn about the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the €2.7bn EU Research &...

From Horizon 2020

Thu 19 Jun 2014

Individual Fellowships - Information and Proposal Writing Events - London

All Day

In its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the UK...

From Horizon 2020

Open competitions

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