Eureka and the United Kingdom 

United Kingdom organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars, Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in the United Kingdom and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with Innovate UK, which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Innovate UK supports United Kingdom organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 1.10B€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985
  • 0.19M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY UK PARTNERS
  • 46 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH UK
  • 5,691 UK ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

United Kingdom offers you

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Partner search

Innovate UK can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 45 member countries). For information on how to find international project partners, contact Innovate UK or consult Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

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Advice services and support tools

Innovate UK offers advice and support from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects. Innovate UK can confirm your organisation’s eligibility, answer questions about the application process and review your proposal before you submit your application. 

The United Kingdom funds

  • Clusters (3 funded)

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • Eurostars (funded)

    R&D SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects (funded)

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • InvestHorizon (funded)

    Preparing deep tech companies for Series A investment through an accelerator programme (in association with the European Commission).

    Discover InvestHorizon

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Contacts in the United Kingdom

  • Ben Morris

    Ben Morris - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Amy Flynn

    Amy Flynn - Cluster advisor

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