European Programmes

Innovate UK KTN helps UK companies engage with European funding programmes and help them create collaborations.


Visit the Horizon Europe Hub here for the latest information, news, events and funding on the Framework Programme.

Helping UK companies engage with European funding programmes and create collaborations.

Visit the Horizon Europe Hub here.

The European Union represents one of the world’s largest international markets, with more than 500 million people generating over €14 trillion in economic activity – approximately 22% of global nominal GDP.


How can the Global Alliance Europe team help?

There is an increasing need for UK organisations to be proactive about identifying and connecting with potential European project partners. The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in European Framework Programmes including Horizon Europe (and its predecessor Horizon 2020). Use this link to find the relevant UK National Contact Point.

In partnership with NCPs and Innovate UK EDGE (which operated as Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) until 2020), Innovate UK KTN helps UK businesses to access European programmes such as Horizon Europe and informs funding priorities to match UK business need. This increases the rate of delivery of new or improved products, processes or services for economic, environmental and societal benefit.

You can get help from Global Alliance Europe to:

  • Find funding opportunities
  • Form partnerships
  • Develop your project proposals

Global Alliance Europe also highlights Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTP) or Cascade Funding. The main objective of this financing method is to simplify administrative procedures with SMEs, thus allowing some projects financed by the EU to issue, in turn, open calls to obtain more funding. You can find all of the current open calls here.

Follow @KTN_Global on Twitter for updates from the Global Alliance Europe team, including news on EU funding and other international opportunities.


Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is an opportunity for all types of UK organisations (including businesses and academia) to get funding for research and innovation. For UK businesses this is an opportunity to collaborate with partners with the right expertise to expand markets and accelerate innovation across Europe and internationally. We are a candidate associated country to Horizon Europe. This means you can continue to apply for Horizon Europe calls as if the UK is already associated to the programme, if you approach your grant agreement deadline date and the UK has not yet associated, please see the support available from the UK government.

Find out more in our Horizon Europe Hub.


Innovate UK KTN participation in European projects

Innovate UK KTN participates in European research and innovation projects that align with Innovate UK KTN’s and UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) strategy and show positive impact to support businesses.

To find out more about EU Programmes and opportunities to get involved with European funding calls, please contact a member of our EU Programmes Team.

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Horizon Europe Guarantee Extension (third wave)

Opens: 22/11/2022 Closes: 31/12/2023

The UK government has announced a new scheme that guarantees funding for successful applicants to the third wave of Horizon Europe grant awards regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe.

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European Commission Plastics Related Funding & tender opportunities

Opens: 01/03/2023 Closes: 22/02/2024

Horizon Europe funding for reducing plastic pollution, pollutant monitoring, circular economy, and biodegradation validation. Various closing dates.

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UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 07/02/2023 Closes: 07/06/2023

UK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME applying under the equivalent German ZIM programme, can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative research projects resulting in innovative solutions.

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UK – Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

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Horizon Europe “Widening participation and spreading excellence” (WIDERA) Work Programme 2023 / 2024

12.00 - 15.00 | Online

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Horizon Europe: Climate calls, Mission Adaptation to Climate and Mission Cities

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Horizon Europe is an opportunity for all types of UK organisations (including businesses and academia) to get funding for research and innovation.


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