Welcome to the Horizon Europe Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment blog. Whilst we might not win the prize for the snappiest title, I think that we certainly come top of the league in the range of critical subject areas that are being addressed under Horizon Europe to support the European Green Deal.
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.
If you work in health research and innovation, there are plenty of European funding opportunities coming up. The EU is just launching Horizon Europe, its latest research and innovation programme, which will run until 2027 with a budget of at least €95.5 billion. All types of UK organisations - including academia, industry, the NHS, and charities - can apply for funding on the same terms as EU-based applicants, as the UK will ‘associate’ to Horizon Europe.
The European Commission has published its Work Programmes for 2021/22 for the central, and largest pillar, of its Horizon Europe Programme focused on “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” - Find out more about the Horizon Europe programme and the funding and support available.
As it is announced that the 47th G7 Summit is to be held in the beautiful Carbis Bay, Cornwall, this serves as a reminder, amongst uncertain fiscal times, that the United Kingdom is indeed a centre of global economic excellence.
Now, more than ever is a time to celebrate the innovation that originates from the UK.
How will companies survive in the economic aftermath of a global pandemic? Some reports predict the economy is on a slow rebuild post Covid-19, others of a delayed bounce-back as headlines warn us of the worst recession in our lifetime. …
As I reflect on my tenure at Innovate UK, I am exceptionally proud to have led the organisation through many complex challenges – from organisational transformations to UKRI integration to preparing for the myriad eventualities of Brexit. However, as any business leader will now attest, nothing could have prepared me for the challenges (and opportunities) of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have run 5 innovation loans competitions since we launched our pilot in November 2017. Through these, we have learned a great deal about this approach to stimulating and supporting later stage innovation for growth-oriented SMEs. This week we launched …
I’m really excited to report that the largest single project in Wave 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Medicines Manufacturing portfolio – the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) - is now under way.
Innovate UK is looking for entrepreneurs to join their next mission to the USA. If you’re an SME with a world leading space technology, application or service and have ambitions to grow your company, this mission could be the right …