Innovate UK Funding

Horizon 2020


Innovate UK can help you access EU funding through the Horizon 2020 programme. You can use this funding to:

  • achieve something that’s too big to do alone
  • work with other organisations across a value chain
  • gain access to science and technology
  • draw on skills and expertise you don’t have
  • find opportunities to trial innovative solutions


Any type of organisation can apply for Horizon 2020 funding:

  • businesses of all sizes 
  • universities
  • charities
  • institutes
  • public bodies
  • healthcare providers

How to apply

There are 3 funding themes:

  • excellent science - improving Europe’s science base
  • industrial leadership - helping Europe attract research and innovation investment
  • societal challenges

Each funding competition has a different theme. Opening dates and deadlines vary. You must apply online. 

You can get more information and advice from the Horizon 2020 network of National Contact Points.

Register for Horizon 2020 news and events