National and European public institutions, including the European Commission, support innovation through different funding programmes. These include the largest programme for research and technological development ever, namely the EU`s Horizon 2020, and less known schemes like Eurostars and various ERA NET initiatives. Innovation projects in virtually any research or industry area can be funded – from the Life Sciences to Manufacturing – and organisations from both the public and the private sectors can apply.

 
Life Sciences
The Life Sciences cover a broad range of technologies and areas including Biotechnology, Medicine, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutics, and Public Health.
 

Key funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

For more information, contact our expert for Life Sciences: Dr Jeanette Müller.

 

Food
Food security and sustainable agriculture require innovation in Agriculture, Animal Health, Marine and Maritime Research.
 

Selected funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

For more information, contact our experts for Food: Dr Jeanette Müller and Dr Johannes Ripperger.

 

Energy
Research and innovation in the energy sector is funded in: Renewable Energies, Fossil Fuels, Grids, Power Systems, Energy Storage and related areas.
 

Key funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

For more information, contact our expert for Energy: Dr Johannes Ripperger.

 

Environment
The focus of research and innovation is on: Air Pollution, Raw Materials, Resource Efficiency, Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment.
 

Selected funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

For more information, contact our expert for Environment: Dr Johannes Ripperger.

 

ICT
ICT ranges from Big Data, Infrastructure, Internet and the Cloud, Photonics and TOLAE Technologies to Network Systems.
 

Key funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

For more information, contact our expert for ICT: Dr Jeanette Müller.

 

Manufacturing
Materials, Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Production Technologies, as well as Automation and Robotics are required for the Factories of the Future.
 

Selected funding schemes:

Additionally, there are several EU funding schemes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry.  Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, including Eurostars (factsheet), EUREKA and the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions “Innovative Training Networks”.

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All industries/research areas
There are many EU funding programmes that support innovation projects in any research area or industry, including those ones listed above. Projects can be submitted to all these “bottom-up” programmes, such as Horizon 2020 – Industrial Leadership – Innovation for SME (Factsheet), Eurostars (Factsheet) and EUREKA. Some of these are targeted to projects initiated by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (> 250 employees).
 
COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level (Factsheet COST).
 
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