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
The United Kingdom offers you
Innovate UK can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of over 45 member countries). For information on how to find international project partners, contact Innovate UK or consult Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
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 (5 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
Innovative SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.Discover Eurostars
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
Innovative SMEs receive a grant of 60,000 euro to assess the viability of research or commercial ambitions in international target markets.Discover Innowwide
Connecting startups and SMEs with corporate venturing teams and investors. Participate in international missions and corporate activities.Discover Investment readiness
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 - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)
Sharon Mchugh - Cluster advisor