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EU Programmes
KTN works extensively across EU funding programmes

There are a number of funding schemes available to support companies to form research and innovation collaborations with European organisations. These include Eurostars, Interreg, Life programme and of course Horizon 2020.

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.

Horizon 2020 provides significant opportunities for UK businesses to access new markets by building new supply chains and relationships with multinational partners. The collaboration is important – it is not just about funding.



How can KTN help?

KTN provides advice and support for UK companies in engaging with Horizon 2020. You can get help from the KTN to: find funding opportunities; form partnerships and develop your project proposals. KTN works closely with the National Contact Points and with the Enterprise Europe Network to optimise support to UK businesses wishing to apply for European funding.

Working with other UK stakeholders, KTN seeks to inform Horizon 2020 work programmes by building upon links with the European Commission, European Technology Platforms (ETPs) such as Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), Materials (EUMat), Photonics21 and New European Media (NEM), and Public-Private Partnerships representing the Bio-Based Industries (BBI) and Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE).


Useful links:

Listing of H2020 events

Searchable database of funding opportunities


Participation in European projects

KTN participates in European projects where they support KTN purpose and strategy. Active projects span a broad range of funding schemes including FP7, Horizon 2020, Life and ERDF – an overview of KTN EU projects is below. Click on a project below to visit its website:

BIOOX – Developing a validated technology platform for the application of oxygen dependent enzymes in synthesis and transformation of alcohols

CIRC-03-SCREEN – Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions

CRM Recovery – Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery

EuroPho21 – Implementing the European Photonics21 PPP strategy. More information can be found on the European Photonics Platform: Photonics 21.

InSSIght – In-depth support for innovation and exploitation in Smart Systems Integration

MEnS – Meeting of Energy Professional Skills

nEUROSTRESSPEP – Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology

NOVACAM – NOVel cheap and Abundant Materials for catalytic biomass conversion

OCEANERA-NET – The objective of OCEANERA-NET is to coordinate funding programmes between European countries and regions to support research and innovation in the ocean energy sector

REBus – Pioneering resource efficient business models (REBMs) for a circular economy

RespiceSME – Regional, National and European Support for Photonics Innovation Clusters enhancing SMEs Innovative Potential

SC5-15A SCRREEN – Solutions for CRitical Raw materials – a European Expert Network

StopandGo – Sustainable Technology for Older People – Get Organised


How do I get in touch?

If you would like any further information about available EU funding and how to apply please contact one of the team using the details below.

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