Guide to Research & Innovation funding opportunities in Europe

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoƫf

A practical Guide to EU funding opportunities published by the European Commission on March 24,  2009.

E.U. proposes three key funding instruments to support research and innovation: Cohesion policy which is funded through the Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund; the Research Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. 

The "Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for Research and Innovation" was conceived to help potential beneficiaries to better understand these three funding instruments in order to optimize their use and combination.

You will find there relevant information to support your ideas, find sources of funding, combine different options, understand the role of authorities.

Furthermore, six key questions or steps have been identified to help you to determine which programme or funding source is the most relevant to support your idea :
- Am I eligible for a given programme or funding source?
- Is my type of research, innovation or enterprise development activity eligible?
- What about my timeframe?
- What type of financial support can I obtain?
- Who else is involved in the project?
- Can I apply for funding in my location?