European funding

Various European funding networks offer financial support for businesses of all types.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Network helps SMEs make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond, offering access to finance among other services.

EEN offers a free service matching businesses in 54 countries for commercial, technical and research collaboration. Use the tool below to look for partnering opportunities. Search by key word and sector to find what suits you.

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

Horizon 2020 takes great ideas from the lab to the market, with nearly €80billion of funding available over 7 years. It’s the biggest ever EU Research & Innovation programme and is seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs.

SME Instrument

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises can get EU funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond.

The SME Instrument offers SMEs grants to up to 70% of project costs, free-of-charge business coaching and access to a wide range of innovation support to enable the commercial exploitation of innovation.

Eurostars

Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by R&D-performing SMEs. Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world.