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Research funding



Taking part in an EU-funded research project is a great way to boost your company's competitiveness. The Enterprise Europe Network helps you get there. Our experts will help you identify your needs and potential and connect you with the right partners for successful projects.

We don't fund any projects ourselves, but we'll help you to tap into the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7). It has a budget of €50.5 billion for the period from 2007-13, with €1.3 billion reserved exclusively for small businesses.

First of all you need a convincing idea and a good team. At the Enterprise Europe Network, we can:

  • assess your technology to identify your potential, needs and funding opportunities;
  • help you to formulate project ideas;
  • find you partners;
  • increase your proposal-writing and project management skills;
  • help you to reach cooperation agreements.

To learn more about how we can help you to reap the rewards of your research, contact your local Enterprise Europe Network branch.

See how the Network has helped other companies access EU funds in our success stories section.

"For the first time, our company is leading a European project with partners in Greece, Italy and Austria, thanks to the Network,” says Alen Kočivnik, managing director of Ozara, a Slovenian firm that is leading an EU-funded pilot training project for disabled individuals. Read the full story.