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).
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:
KETBIO: A novel cluster model to bring KEY ENABLING BIOTECHNOLOGY research closer to markets and society
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.