Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants


Get guidance and help with Horizon Europe

As a UK applicant, help is available so you can get the most out of Horizon Europe.

National Contact Points (NCPs)

A team appointed by the UK government to give you impartial advice on Horizon Europe. Their service is free to use.

Each team member has expert knowledge in a specific area of funding. Contact your NCP expert for help with any aspect of Horizon Europe. For example:

  • choosing funding opportunities
  • finding partners
  • preparing your proposal
  • applying
  • liaising with the European Commission on the scope of projects
  • administrative procedures
  • contractual issues.

Find your NCP (GOV.UK)

UK Research Office Brussels (UKRO)

A subscription-based advisory service for UK universities and research organisations.

Subscribing organisations can access advice on applying for Horizon Europe funding and managing successful projects. Anyone based at the organisation can access the advice.

Research managers can also get specialist support.

To access this service:

  1. Check if your organisation is a subscriber (PDF, 164KB)
  2. If it is, use your organisational email address to create an UKRO account.

Visit the UKRO website.


A UK network with deep thematic expertise and international networks. It helps businesses identify funding opportunities and partners.

You can also join KTN’s sector-specific networks to receive updates and information.

Visit the KTN website.

Innovate UK EDGE

A UK network that works locally with small and medium-sized enterprises. It can help you find funding opportunities, find industry partners for your project, and increase your chances of success.

If you’re a small business, Innovate UK EDGE can help you connect with collaborators and business partners in more than 65 countries. This is through their involvement in the Enterprise Europe Network, and their partnerships tool.

Visit the Innovate UK EDGE website.

Northern Ireland Contact Point (NICP) Network

Additional guidance and help for Northern Irish applicants. Each network member has expert knowledge in a specific area of funding.

Find your NICP contact.

Scotland regional contact point: Richard Buxbaum

Additional guidance and help for Scottish applicants. Richard is based at Scotland Enterprise.

Email: richard.buxbaum@scotent.co.uk

Welsh Horizon Europe Unit

Additional guidance and help for Welsh applicants, from the Welsh Government. Financial support is also available through their SCoRE Cymru Scheme.

Email: horizoneurope@gov.wales

European IP Helpdesk

A service giving free help to EU funding award holders on managing intellectual property.

Find out more about the IP Helpdesk (European Commission).

Last updated: 30 September 2021

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