Horizon Europe funding

Funding for research or innovation that's ground breaking, improves European research standards or responds to challenges like climate change or food security.

What has changed since EU Exit:

Working on Horizon Europe funded projects.

Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe.

Who it’s for

To apply for most Horizon Europe funding, you must be a consortium. Usually, the consortium must be made up of at least 3 organisations from different countries.

Get in touch with your UK national contact point for advice on:

  • how to form a consortium
  • how to apply for Horizon Europe funding

What you can get funding for

You may be able to get Horizon Europe funding for projects which:

  • involve ground breaking research or new technologies
  • improve research training and development, or research infrastructure
  • create growth in sectors like advanced manufacturing, materials, biotechnology, information and communication technology, nanotechnology and space
  • increase private investment in research
  • respond to challenges like climate change, food security or healthcare for an ageing population

Small or medium sized companies (SMEs) can also get help from a coach or mentor, eg to improve management skills, create a marketing strategy or raise finance.

Find your UK National Contact Point for advice

Support for all sectors

European Research Council NCP helpdesk

Telephone: +32 22 89 61 21
Email: erc-uk@ukro.ac.uk

Stephen Alexander
Telephone: 07771 722 217
Email: NCP-Rules@innovateuk.ukri.org

Marie Curie Actions NCP helpdesk

Telephone: +32 22 30 03 18
Email: mariecurie-uk@ukro.ac.uk

Research infrastructure

Alice Chadwick
Telephone: 07759 830757
Email: RINCPUK@stfc.ac.uk

Widening participation among EU states

Mafalda Pinto
Telephone: +44 (0)1793 444 328
Email: excellence-participationNCP@ukri.org

Support within different sectors

Civil Security For Society

Zale Johnson
Telephone: 07880 462 093
Email: NCP-Security@innovateuk.ukri.org


Nicolas Wallet
Email: ncp-climate@innovateuk.ukri.org

Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Anni Laihanen
Telephone: 07999 018967
Email: CCISNCP@esrc.ukri.org


Craig Sharp
Telephone: 07920750631
Email: NCP-Digital@innovateuk.ukri.org

EIC (European Innovation Council) Accelerator and Transition

Innovate UK EDGE
Telephone: 0300 123 3144
Email: contact@innovateukedge.ukri.org or Email: NCP-EIC-Transition-Accelerator@innovateuk.ukri.org

EIC (European Innovation Council) Pathfinder

EIT - European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Sharon McHugh
Email: Sharon.mchugh@innovateuk.ukri.org


Chris Young
Telephone: 07872 829176
Email: NCP-Energy@innovateuk.ukri.org

Food security, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment

Helen Sweeney (contact for food, natural resources and agriculture)
Telephone: 07517 132502
Email: NCP-Food-Bio-Marine@innovateuk.ukri.org

Paul Bello (contact for bioeconomy)
Telephone: 07769 886375
Email: NCP-Food-Bio-Marine@innovateuk.ukri.org

Catherine Holt (contact for environment)
Telephone: 07468 715 507
Email: NCP-Food-Bio-Marine@innovateuk.ukri.org


Katie Dingley (contact for Academia)
Email: ncp@mrc.ukri.org

Jo Frost (contact for Industry)
Telephone: 07597 526 207
Email: NCP-Health@innovateuk.ukri.org


Abishek Ramesh
Telephone: 07894 800 812
Email: NCP-Industry@innovateuk.ukri.org


Louise Mothersole
Telephone: 07584 154 679
Email: NCP-Mobility@innovateuk.ukri.org


Catherine Holt
Telephone: 07468 715 507
Email: NCP-Space@innovateuk.ukri.org


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Published 29 September 2021
Last updated 5 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Revised some contact point names and contacts.

  2. Major updates to contact points and individuals.

  3. First published.