New to EU funding?

If you’ve never applied for European innovation funding before and are considering whether your business or organisation could benefit, then this section of the website is for you.

What does Horizon 2020 offer?

Horizon 2020 provides simplified access to European funding for all types of organisations – from small businesses to large companies, from universities, charities and institutes to public bodies and healthcare providers. Find out whether Horizon 2020 is right for you.

Three core funding themes

The programme supports research and innovation projects across the European Union. There are three core funding themes – excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. You can find out more about them here.

Supporting Local Innovation in Europe

The Invest NI, InterTradeIreland and Innovate UK all have mechanisms to help local businesses and organisations access EU resources through various funding programmes. You can find out more on each through the following pages:

Other information sources

See a quick-reference glossary listing relevant acronyms and abbreviations.

If you need help with the application process, take a look at the H2020 Online Manual which offers a step-by-step guide to submitting and managing your research proposal.

Or talk to one of our expert contact points (NICPs) – they’ll be able to give you free, confidential advice.

Any other questions? Visit the FAQs page for answers.