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Funding Campaign to Encourage Participation in Horizon Europe (UK)

A new government campaign has been launched to encourage UK businesses, academics and researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding.  Horizon is the world’s largest programme of research collaboration in science, innovation and technology, with grants averaging £450,000.

The campaign will high light the benefits of Horizon participation for businesses, particularly smaller firms involved in R&D, which might not have previously considered applying, as well as academics and researchers nationwide.

The programme runs until 2027, and it is open to all types of R&I organisations, including large businesses, SMEs, academia, public institutions and third sector organisations.

Horizon Europe is built around three main pillars:

  • excellent science (Pillar 1),
  • global challenges and industrial competitiveness (Pillar 2),
  • and innovative Europe (Pillar 3).

The campaign builds on support already being made available to encourage UK bids for Horizon funding, such as ‘pump priming’ grants delivered in partnership with the British Academy offering funding of up to £10,000 for selected UK researchers and businesses to help them create better applications.


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7th February 2024