Pump priming grants for Horizon Europe proposals

Pump priming grants for Horizon Europe proposals

Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to help UK businesses collaborate with partners in other countries to develop bids for Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe.

The funding, provided by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, aims to develop collaborative activity between UK and EU/associated countries’ entities. This activity should focus on Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, which is Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness.

The purpose of this call is not to implement the proposed projects that will be submitted to Horizon Europe, but to give the UK-based partners the resources needed to collaborate with EU organisations and stakeholders to further develop the idea and the market opportunities.

The funding can be used in a variety of ways, including feasibility studies, application advice and training, partnership building, and dedicated time to take forward an application.

Proposals are welcome:

  • in all disciplines – engineering, natural sciences, medical sciences, humanities, and social sciences
  • from research institutes and universities based in the UK and any other type of organisations eligible for Horizon Europe funding, including SMEs, charities and companies

The first wave of this call closes for submissions on 13 October 2021 at 17:00.

See: Horizon Europe Pump Priming Collaboration between UK and EU Partners | The British Academy

For further information or to arrange a no obligation preliminary meeting on how your company could qualify under the Research & Development Tax Relief scheme, please contact Rebecca HeapSteve Govey or a member of our R&D Tax Relief team. You may also wish to view our R&D Tax Relief – Recent wins for our clients Summer 2021 update.