United Kingdom and Horizon Europe Program
UK’s Participation in The Horizon Europe
Although the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, it remains part of the Horizon Europe program. Therefore, researchers, scientists, innovators, and businesses will have access to this funding for their projects, innovations, and research as the UK is on equivalent terms to other EU countries. Different aspects of the UK-Horizon Europe were agreed on 24th December 2020 through the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the EU and the UK. This association will enter into force through the formal adoption of the already agreed on Protocol in principle after adopting the Horizon Europe Regulation.
Though the European Union is still in the process of formalising the United Kingdom’s, scientists, innovators, and business persons in the UK have full rights to participate in the first calls for proposals of Horizon Europe when they are published on the European Commission’s website. This also applies to calls already published prior to adopting the Horizon Europe Regulation, e.g., early COVID-19 calls. However, restrictions may occur but under duly justified exceptional cases. But these will be specified in the calls for proposals.
The Requirements for Horizon Europe Programme UK
A consortium-based structure is the fundamental requirement. Whether the partners are EU member states or associated with those countries, there must be three different nations involved.
The Horizon Europe Programme UK project recommends that each project has more than three of these partners. However, this requirement is based on individual topics. These consortium partners can come from a variety of different backgrounds. That can include test marketing, research and development, exploration and engineering.
Eligibility is dependent on three different aspects?
Research and Innovation Action (RIA)
Three legal entities need to be included here. All three of these need to be an established entity and a Horizon 2020 country or EU member state. What’s more, all three of these legal entities need to be independent from each other.
Innovation actions (IA)
Requirements here are the same. The three legal entities involved need to be from an EU state or Horizon 2020 associated country. They all need to be independent of each other.
Coordination and support actions (CSA)
It’s important to remember that the requirements for Horizon Europe UK are strict. The invention or innovation needs to be a new technology or new process not currently available. Even significant modifications to existing processes and technologies are not acceptable.
EIC’s Pathfinder Program
UK entities can participate in the EIC’s Pathfinder Program on an equal footing as other EU Members and associated countries. EIC Pathfinder projects are typically visionary scientists, entrepreneurial researchers and, research organisations, start-ups, high-tech SMEs and industrial stakeholders interested in technological research and innovation.
These projects typically involve consortia of researchers and other partners from at least three different countries, but there are also opportunities for individual teams and small consortia (two partners).
How SolutionXplus Can Help
SolutionXplus works with each of our clients in the UK. Our priority is to produce detailed applications that are extremely thorough and ready to be submitted. Our team is experienced and dedicated. Let us go through the process question by question with you so priority information gets included and highlighted.
Our process is the result of years of experience. You will get the benefit of multiple final edits and a package of 10 one-hour meetings that include helpful focused discussions. Our team is motivated to make sure you supply insightful answers that are seamless and meet all the necessary requirements for Horizon Europe Innovation UK.
Partnering with You for Successful Business Opportunities – Horizon Europe – United Kingdom
© Solution XPlus 2021