Guide

EU funding for innovation

Introduction

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's (EU) main programme for financing research and innovation projects. With a budget of almost €80 billion, it aims to help European businesses take great ideas from the lab to the market.

The programme offers funding and collaboration opportunities for a wide range of organisations - from universities and research institutes to public and third-sector bodies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses.

This guide provides an overview of Horizon 2020 programme and Horizon 2020 opportunities for SMEs, and tells you where to find help for Horizon 2020 applicants in Northern Ireland.

It also includes information on Horizon 2020 calls for proposals, the Northern Ireland Contact Point network and highlights other EU innovation funding and support that may be available to your business.