Life Sciences

Horizon 2020: European research and innovation programme

Trade & Invest Wales

Horizon 2020 is the current European programme for research and innovation. It has a budget of €80 billion and will run until 2020.

It aims to:

  • ensure organisations (including businesses and universities) produce world class science
  • remove barriers to innovation
  • provide the opportunity for organisations across Wales and Europe to work together to apply for funding for research activity

Welsh organisations have secured €139m of Horizon 2020 funding since the start of the programme. This has involved 375 participations and over 4,000 international collaborations.

The European Commission has published its proposals for Horizon Europe, the successor to Horizon 2020.

The Horizon 2020 Unit will continue to work with its partners and the UK Government on the development of Horizon Europe.

Details of the application process are available on the Horizon 2020: how to get funding pages

You will need to:

If you are thinking of applying for this type of research and innovation funding, please get in touch:

0845 010 3355.

Our dedicated Horizon 2020 Unit can help you with:

  • advice and guidance
  • directing you to specialist support
  • contacts to other organisations and the Horizon network
  • development of targeted information sessions and events
  • coordinating a community of evaluators and experts to share expertise

SCoRE Cymru provides financial support for organisations looking to access European research and innovation programmes. It is available through the Horizon 2020 Unit. It can cover:

  • up to £1,000 per trip of travel costs to meet potential or existing partners and attend events
  • up to £10,000 on proposal development costs such as legal advice and market research

Brexit and Horizon 2020

You can still apply for Horizon 2020 funding.

There are no changes to EU funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects. All existing EU rules and regulations will continue to apply.



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