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Over £1m of Welsh Government funding helps children get a Flying Start
Over £1m of Welsh Government funding has been allocated to 33 Flying Start projects across Wales to help them improve their facilities, Carl Sargeant announced today.
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Horizon 2020 is open for business, with successful applications made whilst the UK is part of the EU protected by the UK government’s lifetime expenditure guarantee. It is also the Welsh Government’s view (Securing Wales' future) that the UK should continue to benefit from access to EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 or their successor programmes from outside of the EU.
Welsh organisations have secured just over €66m of Horizon 2020 funding since the start of the programme. This has involved 141 participations and over 1000 international collaborations.
See examples of how Welsh organisations have been successful and benefited from Horizon 2020 in the ‘Horizon success stories’ download document below or watch the video (external link).
The Horizon 2020 in Wales annual report 2016 gives more detail on progress to date and looks forward to activities in 2017. You can view or download the report under ‘Download Documents’ below.
Support for Welsh organisations
The Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Unit is available to support all Welsh organisations applying or considering applying for research and innovation funding from the EU. We work closely with partners at Welsh, UK and EU level to co-ordinate and facilitate the wide range of support and advice available for the benefit of Welsh organisations. See the ‘How the Horizon 2020 Unit can help you’ download document below for more information.
The Unit also works closely with a ‘community of practice’ of Welsh Horizon 2020 experts/evaluators to develop guidance for Welsh applicants – see download documents below for further information.
SCoRE Cymru (Supporting Collaborative Research and Innovation in Europe)
A scheme which provides financial support for Wales-based organisations looking to access research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020. This includes:
- travel costs associated with meeting potential or existing partners and attending key events (up to £1,000 per trip)
- proposal development costs, including bid writing, specific legal/technical advice or impact/market research (up to £10,000).
For more information on SCoRE Cymru see ‘guidance and frequently asked questions’, or contact the Horizon 2020 Unit at: Horizon2020@Wales.gsi.gov.uk. You can also see an example of how SCoRE Cymru can help you in ‘Success story: SCoRE Cymru support for travel’ download document below.
In collaboration with our partners, the Horizon 2020 Unit provides targeted events, workshops and training.
If you would like to plan an event or training contact the Unit: email@example.com
Other relevant events can be found in our e-News (see below) and on the following websites:
- European Commission Horizon 2020 (external link)
- European Commission Research and Innovation (external link)
- Innovate UK (external link)
- The Knowledge Transfer Network (external link)
- Catapult (external link)
For more information
Subscribe to our e-News for regular updates and useful information on Horizon 2020 in Wales: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the latest version under ‘Download Documents’.
The Horizon 2020 Unit can put you in touch with a range of information sources and support mechanisms, please get in touch at an early stage in your thinking.
How to apply
Full details can be found on Horizon 2020 (external link), including information on the various work programmes.
Applications for Horizon 2020 funding must be made through the Participant Portal (external link)
Innovate UK (external link) hosts a resource centre to help UK companies and academics take part in Horizon 2020.