Supporting Northern Ireland’s
participation in Horizon 2020

Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin Claire Griffin

Claire is one of the Horizon 2020 Contact points for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s). With the introduction of the SME instrument and the SME focus across many of the calls, the SME NICPs are available to help, advise and support applications across all themes. Claire is an Environmental Scientist with an industrial background […]



SME's - Brussels Based

SME's - Brussels Based Farha Brahmi

Farha is one of the Horizon 2020 Northern Ireland Contact Points for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) and is based at the office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels. Farha took on a post as EU R&D Executive in Brussels in April 2010. Prior to joining Invest NI and setting up its first EU R&D […]

0032 2 290 1345


North South

North South Carrie Small

Carrie is responsible for supporting companies and researchers who collaborate on a North South basis in Horizon 2020.

0044 (0) 28 3083 4172



Agri-food Dr Elaine Groom

Elaine is the NICP for the agri-food sector supporting sustainable food production, looking at food safety and security for the European community

028 9025 5078


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Sarah Jayne Smith

Sarah Jayne Smith is the NICP for the AHSS area. Sarah Jayne provides expert advice and guidance in the preparation of strategic research bids for AHSS under Horizon 2020 and other funding programs from the European Union. Sarah Jayne was previously European Officer at Belfast City Council.

0 28 9097 2552



Health Patricia McCrory

Patricia McCrory is the Horizon 2020 Northern Ireland Contact Point for Health, based at Queen’s University Belfast. This role involves engagement with health-related stakeholders in Northern Ireland, with an aim to build participation in R&D under Horizon 2020 and develop partnerships and collaborations across Europe under the health theme. Patricia has worked in the field […]

028 9097 1171



Engineering Ciaran Prunty

Ciarán is Horizon 2020 Northern Ireland Contact Point for Engineering. This role is focused on supporting engagement from regional stakeholders within the aerospace supply chain, mechanical/civil engineering and manufacturing sectors. His remit spans (I) Societal Challenge 4: Smart, Green and Integrated Transport plus (II) Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – topics on advanced materials, […]

028 9097 3199


Connected Health

Connected Health Dr Shirley Davey

Shirley is the NICP for Connected Health. The role involves active engagement with NI stakeholders in Connected Health including UU, QUB, SMEs, the Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC), the ECH Alliance and the HSC Trusts. Connected Health innovations have the potential to provide improved healthcare, reductions in cost and improved patient outcomes. Her previous positions […]

028 9036 8925