Following the end of the UK’s transition period to leave the EU, a deal between the UK and Europe has been made, in which, the UK will associate with the Horizon Europe programme – allowing UK businesses to continue to access EU research and innovation funding until 2027.
Horizon Europe is a seven year (2021-2027) €95.5 billion programme of which € 53.8 billion is available to focus particularly on Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness pillar of Horizon Europe.
Focus areas for funding will be:
It is expected that the programme will begin to go live in Spring 2021, with the first competitions released in April 2021.
The Horizon 2020 programme is coming to a close, however, UK businesses can continue to access the remaining Horizon 2020 competitions and submit applications as usual.
UK businesses being able to access Horizon Europe funding is fantastic news, meaning those that regularly partner with other EU member countries can continue their collaborative work and access new funding opportunities for the next 7 years!
As more news on specific funding streams, competitions and focus areas are announced, we’ll endeavour to keep you updated via our funding competition listings, blog and newsletters.
We’re very much looking forward to working with clients on future Horizon Europe projects and are extremely optimistic about the UK’s involvement with the programme.
While we wait for news of the competitions that will be available, if you’d like to discuss project ideas and applying for either UK or European funding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team of expert Consultants can assist you to identify the right source of funding for your business and project!
On 25th April 2022, Innovate UK launched the first SMART Grants funding competition with it’s new format and focus. The new competition is open for applications now, with a deadline of 27th July 2022.
Book your free 1-to-1 session on 27th April 2022, to discuss how to access Grant Funding for your innovation, with one of our advisors, during our next Funding Drop-in Clinic.
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