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Helen Fairclough

Helen has been a member of the Energy National Contact Point (NCP) team for 20 years. This role involves promoting the European Energy funding programmes and providing support to UK organisations that wish to bid for funding. She has detailed knowledge of several European funding programmes and skills in proposal management, partner engagement, and proposal review. She has been a UK Expert on the European Commission’s Energy Programme Committee for many years.

Helen was a Work Package leader in the Horizon 2020 Energy NCP networking project. Through this project Helen has experience of delivering Horizon 2020 projects and has a strong network of European contacts as a result of the collaborative activities such as delivering training to NCPs and to stakeholders around Europe.

Helen has also been a member of the Mission Innovation Secretariat team since October 2017. Mission Innovation is a global initiative on clean energy technology research and demonstration. As a member of the global team providing the Secretariat function for the initiative, she is responsible for engaging with members of the initiative from around the world to ensure progress towards the initiative's goals.

Horizon Europe seeks high impact projects to enable the green transition

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Opportunity for UK academics, businesses and the public sector - The UK will associate to Horizon Europe so UK organisations can apply for funding on the same terms as organisations from Member States. The UK will contribute £2 billion per year to the overall Horizon Europe budget.

The new Horizon Europe Cluster on Climate, Energy and Mobility represents an excellent opportunity for the UK in the context of our net zero target and The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The Cluster brings together climate, energy and mobility RD&D to enable greater collaboration and cross-cutting activity in these highly interlinked areas.