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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market (More). 

 

SME Instrument

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are based in the European Union, or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020, can now get European funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond. The SME instrument Phase 1 provides SMEs with a EUR 50k lump sum to undertake a feasibility study, and Phase 2 supports innovation and demonstration projects with grants between EUR 500k and 2.5m (More). 


fast track to innovation (currently closed)

The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot is a fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 to promote close-to-the-market innovation activities, and open to all types of participants (More).


EUROSTARS

Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialised (More).


innovate uk

Businesses can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype. Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors; emerging and enabling technologies; infrastructure systems; 
health and life sciences; and manufacturing and materials. There is also an open programme that is not sector based (More).


Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (cosme)

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn. COSME will support SMEs in the following areas; better access to finance, access to markets, supporting entrepreneurs, and more favourable conditions for business creation and growth (More).

  

Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas (More).  


BIG LOTTERY FUND

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes by the National Lottery. Since June 2004 it has awarded over £9 billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans. Funding supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities and is delivered throughout the UK, mostly through programmes tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, as well as some programmes that cover the whole UK (More).

  

European structural & investment funds

In line with European Union strategies for supporting growth and jobs, these programmes are focused on research and innovation, helping businesses to start up and grow, supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency, strategic infrastructure, tackling poverty through sustainable employment and increasing skills and youth employment (More).