European R&D grants

There are several funding programmes available to support innovation across Europe, including the UK*, enabling commercial and research organisations to deliver R&D and commercialisation on an international scale. The programmes listed are by no means fully comprehensive, so for further information regarding the types of scheme available specifically for you, please contact our consultancy team. Further information regarding available calls can also be found using PNO’s innovation platform, Innovation Place.

* UK association to Horizon Europe in September 2023 means UK researchers can now apply for funding for the remainder of the programme. All calls in Work Programme 2024 will be covered by association, and the UK guarantee scheme has been extended to cover all calls under Work Programme 2023. Find out more here.

A funding programme for market-oriented research and development aimed at the participation of R&D-performing small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has very strong average success rates per call: an average of 30% and up.

Deadline: 2 calls per year in Spring and Autumn.
Next deadline: 12th September
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of  €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.
Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the main European funding programme for research and innovation. It has a budget of €79 billion and will run until 2020. The programme aims to ensure that 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.