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UK Government: UK’s participation in horizon 2020 as at September 2017

Publication date: 
29 November 2017 (UK time)

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the latest statistics on the UK's participation in Horizon 2020, based on data extracted from the European Commission’s database on 30 September 2017. The main message on UK participation is that funding rates overall have held steady at around 15% and the UK remains one of the strongest participants in Horizon 2020. There are variations in different areas.

The data release provides details of the number participations of UK organisations in Horizon 2020 and the awarded financial contributions from the European Commission to UK organisations as a result of these participations. More specifically:

  • the UK's totals across Horizon 2020 in terms of participations and EU financial contributions;
  • a breakdown of UK participation and financial contributions by organisation type, across the different programme parts and by region of the UK;
  • the top 50 participating Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

According to the statistics, the UK ranked second in terms of the overall number of participations in Horizon 2020 projects and also in terms of EU funding received with the UK share of all participations and EU funding awarded equalling 12.6% and 14.9% respectively (including EURATOM).

A further release of data is expected in early 2018.