Horizon 2020

April 18, 2019

Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence

Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been commissioned by the Secretary of State for BEIS and the Minister of State for USCRI to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research.

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March 19, 2019

Brexit Grants Briefing

In the run up to Brexit both the UK Government and the EU have tried to give some clarity to business on the subject of grants for R&D.  The UK has stressed its commitment to industrial R&D nationally throughout the process and with respect to Horizon 2020 announced funding  guarantees for projects contracted before Brexit […]

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January 25, 2019

2019 and the Grant Funding Landscape

The major source of R&D grants for UK technology companies are Innovate UK and European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. So, what happens to these funding opportunities in 2019?

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September 19, 2018

Partners NOT Competitors

A variety of grant schemes offer funding for “Collaborative” projects.  The European Commission, Innovate UK and several others have schemes of this type.  When discussing grant funding opportunities with SMEs I am often faced with the reaction “we don’t want to work with competitors – it’s too risky”.

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July 24, 2018

Horizon Europe – reactions and implications to the UK

Whilst Horizon Europe has received a positive response in some quarters, several interest groups across Europe are not happy.  MEPs have already voiced concern that the programme is not big enough for Europe to address global challenges.

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