European Funding Opportunities

European Funding Opportunities

European funding opportunities aiming at driving innovation

Horizon 2020

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme (FP7) provides grants for R&D in specific areas. Within each member state, there is a network of National Contact Points (NCP) who can provide advice and individual assistance. The UK’s NCP for Space is Catherine Holt at Innovate UK. The Horizon 2020 SME instrument is a major source of financial support for SMEs.

Further information about Horizon 2020 opportunities

European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA is a key source of funding for the Space sector. Two specific areas of interest are:

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is a free service matching businesses in 54 countries for commercial, technical and research collaboration. Their 3,000 representatives on the ground have direct contact with companies and make introductions on your behalf. http://een.ec.europa.eu