GRANTS – BIG and small

10/07/2014 Filed under Finance

BIG—Horizon 2020

This initiative—at 80 billion Euros—is the EU’s biggest ever—with funding for individual projects or ideas of up to 2.5 million Euros—the EU has also promised that this time round red tape has been cut to a minimum.
The funding is for research and innovation with an emphasis on:

  • Excellent science
  • Industrial leadership
  • Tackling societal challenges

It’s open to businesses both large and small and takes in over 20 areas such as :

  • Development
  • Prototyping
  • Testing
  • Piloting
  • Miniaturisation
  • Scale-up
  • Market replication
  • Research


For further info go to



Small—Innovation vouchers

Up to £5,000 of funding for start-up, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to work with an external expert to gain the knowledge to innovate and grow. For further info go to :