EU Research and Development Grants

By completing the form, we will be able to select the best-suited European funds for you from among nine national and sixteen regional programs and prepare detailed information about them.

What is Research and Development (R&D)?

Research and Development is a creative activity aimed at extending the stock of knowledge and using this knowledge to create innovations¹. It requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining knowledge from different fields of science and technology. The diversity of R&D projects is enormous, ranging from basic research to experimental prototyping to the development of advanced technologies and application solutions (Frascati Manual, 2015).

The definition and scope of Research and Development (R&D) activities encompass a broad spectrum of activities that share a common goal: to extend the frontiers of knowledge and use this knowledge to create new, innovative solutions.

For an activity to be considered R&D, it must meet five basic criteria, it must be: novel, creative, unpredictable, methodical, transferable, or replicable. For more details on the definition, see our other article. 

Is there money available for fundraising?

Yes! The European Union's programme for 2021-2027 places great emphasis on R&D projects. There are international, national, and regional programmes that subsidise R&D work as well as the implementation of R&D results. Contact us for an up-to-date schedule of projects available to your company/organisation.


Who can obtain funding?

The EU offers programmes dedicated to operating or start-up companies, research institutes, as well as scientific-industrial partnerships.


What is the % of funding for R&D projects?

Funding for R&D projects varies between 25%-100%. 
The exact value mainly depends on the type of beneficiary (e.g. research organisation, micro/small enterprise, large enterprise), and whether the results of the work can be presented at conferences or used for publication.


What does the process of obtaining funding and implementing EU projects look like in a nutshell?


Selection of suitable programmes for projects

Verification of which European fund programmes will be best for obtaining funding


Preparation and submission of an EU application

Preparation of all documents in the application and ongoing contact with the institutions managing EU funds


Signing of the EU grant agreement

Evaluation of the contract, and start of disbursement of funds


Project accounting and management

Accounting for European funding received


Make an appointment for an initial consultation to find out more about the application and get an up-to-date schedule of available R&D programmes in your region.