Horizon 2020

A €550 million European funding programme is currently available. This is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 fund for researchers and business, which aims to ensure Europe produces world-class science and that barriers to innovation are removed.

Business support is available for projects in a range of fields including sustainable food security, rural innovation and business, marine projects, the bio-economy, smart cities and green vehicles.

Find out more about Horizon 2020.

The funding opportunities

Six Horizon 2020 funding calls are now open.

  • Sustainable food security: €280.5 million is available across a variety of topic areas in crop and livestock production and aquaculture. Closing date 14 February 2017. Find out more
  • Rural renaissance: €61 million is available across a variety of topic areas including land management, rural business models and speeding up innovation in rural areas. Closing date 14 February 2017. Find out more
  • Blue growth: €48.4 million is available across a variety of topic areas including specialised vessels for coastal and offshore activities, clean coasts and seas, improving seafood and monitoring of fish stocks. Closing date 14 February 2017. Find out more
  • Bio-based innovation for sustainable goods and services: €26.4 million is available across a variety of topic areas including forest production, strategies for improving the bioeconomy and a plant molecular factory. Closing date 14 February 2017. Find out more
  • Smart cities and communities: funding is available to demonstrate innovative integrated infrastructures. Closing date 14 February 2017. Find out more
  • Green vehicles: €133 million is available for nine topics including integration of electric vehicles with the grid, aerodynamics, and powertrain development. Closing date 1 February 2017. Find out more

Competition information

  • all competitions are open
  • Horizon 2020 funding opportunities are open to everyone in an EU member state
  • projects must be a consortium of at least 3 organisations and each member must have a legal standing such as registered business, partnership or charity
  • there are national contact points who can help you to apply for Horizon 2020 funding and to find consortium partners

Find out more here.