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Horizon Europe is the EU's key funding programme for research and innovation. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027.
In January 2021, the UK government announced that the UK will associate to Horizon Europe. This means UK scientists, researchers and businesses will be able to access funding under the programme on equivalent terms as organisations in EU countries.
The European Commission Q&A on the UK's participation in Horizon Europe confirms that UK entities are already eligible to apply. You do not need to wait for the EU and UK to formalise association. The Q&A explains the process, scope and main features of the UK's association.
The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe. NCPs are established around the UK, Europe and beyond.
The UK NCP team are appointed by the UK government to give you impartial advice about Horizon Europe. Their service is free to use, and is available to all organisations including academia, industry, local/national government and charities.
Each team member has expert knowledge in a specific area of funding. Contact your NCP expert for help with any aspect of Horizon Europe. For example: