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Wales has been successful in winning €66m of funding from the EU’s highly-competitive research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.
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At over €70bn Horizon 2020 is the largest ever EU research and innovation programme.

It is enabling Welsh organisations to be at the forefront of international research and innovation and to collaborate across Europe and the world.

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.

Welsh organisations have secured just over €83m of Horizon 2020 funding since the start of the programme. This has involved 191 participations and 2000 international collaborations.

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.

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.  See the ‘How the Horizon 2020 Unit can help you’ factsheet below.

See the SCoRE Cymru page for information on financial support for Wales-based organisations.


European Commission Consultation

The European Commission’s Public Consultation on the next Research and Innovation Programme has now closed. The Welsh Government Position Paper on Framework Programme 9 can be seen below.

Horizon 2020 expertise in Wales

A group of registered evaluators and general experts meet regularly to share expertise with the Horizon 2020 community in Wales. Further information can be found in the download documents below. 

If you have expertise, and would like to join the group, please get in touch:


The organisations below can offer more information on research and innovation funding:


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:


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