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European Horizon 2020 R&D Grants

Generous funding of up to €3 million is available via Horizon 2020 European R&D grants

Apply for:

  • SME Instrument phase 1 grant funding of €50,000 covering 70% of costs of a 6-month preparatory project for phase 2 funding
  • SME Instrument phase 2 grant funding of €500,000 to €2.5 million towards 70% of costs to bring your innovation to investment readiness and maturity for market take-up.
  • Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)grant funding of up to €3 million towards 70% of costs of a collaborative consortium project of 3 to 5 partners.

Grants are offered in regular competitions 3 to 4 times per year. These are extremely competitive and only the very best proposals get funding. It takes more than a well-written proposal to succeed.

For help preparing an EU Horizon 2020 grant application:


How We Work

R&D grant application process

Competition for R&D grants is intense – so you need a compelling application to succeed.

We help you:

  • Define your project within your business goals
  • Develop a fully-resourced technical work plan
  • Assess the best route-to-market
  • Build the best business case
  • Write the application

So you can focus valuable time and effort on running your business.

For help preparing a European grant application:


Why Choose us?

  • Hassle-free Service – We know you have a business to run – so we’ll minimise time demands on you. Our streamlined process assures a quality application with little input from you.  And we’ll keep you updated.
  • Higher Value Grant – Under-estimating the full cost of your R&D is not unusual if you’re not familiar with the rules. Our robust process ensures you get the most possible.
  • Exceptional Value – Some specialists charge the earth for this – but do they really understand R&D? We do – and we provide the best value in the sector.

What are you waiting for?


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