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.