Sources of R&D funding

There are substantial amounts of R&D funding available through a number of regional, national & European organisations. For example the EU provides over €50bn of funding for R&D.


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We have compiled the following list of major providers of R&D funding.



Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funding


Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology

Information & communication technologies (ICT)

Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies (NMP)


Environment (including Climate Change)

Transport (including aeronautics)

Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities



Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI)

Research for the benefit of SMEs (R4SMEs)

Euratom - Civil nuclear actions by the European Atomic Energy Community

Joint research Centre (JRC) - Non-nuclear actions by the Joint Research Centre


Competitiveness and Innovation programme funding

Intelligent Energy Europe programme (IEE)

Eco-Innovation programme


Other sources of funding

Technology Strategy Board (TSB)

Health Innovation Challenge Fund

Wellcome Trust

Carbon Trust

Grant for Research and Development