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.

*  BREXIT & Continued UK participation in EU programmes:

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK-based businesses can continue to participate in and lead Horizon 2020 projects as well as apply for Horizon 2020 grant funding. View the government statement here.

The UK will associate to Horizon Europe (launching in 2021) which gives UK-based businesses access to funding on equivalent terms as EU-based organisations (subject to ongoing negotiations). Find out more here.

Horizon Europe (HEU) will supersede Horizon 2020 as the main European funding programme for research and innovation. It will have a budget of 95.5 billion Euro, an increase of almost 20% compared to the current Horizon 2020 budget, and will run from 2021-2027. The program will launch in April/May 2021 with the first deadlines expected from summer 2021. More details coming soon!
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: 04 November 2021.
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.