News & Articles - Tag: EU funding


Two project proposals submitted by two Birmingham universities have been awarded with Horizon 2020 funding to support research on radically new technologies. Horizon 2020 is incredibly competitive with the success rate of 1.4%. In 2014/2015, a total of 822 proposals were submitted for the €40 million call […]

Trade & Export With 500 million potential customers, the EU represents the world’s largest economic zone. In the decade from 2003 to 2013 half of all West Midlands export value went to EU member countries (source: HMRC UK Trade Statistics).   Inward investment Birmingham has attracted more […]

The recently approved £50 million Youth Employment Initiative project has been brought up jointly by Birmingham and Solihull Councils. The Youth Promise Plus, funded by the European Social Fund through the Department for Work and Pensions, targets young people who find it hardest to get into […]

In December 2015 the Europe Association held a workshop in Birmingham. The event targeted SMEs and SME intermediaries from universities to share experiences of how SMEs are being supported in the Horizon 2020 programme. The aim of the session was to see how the Association […]

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s international department has won a prestige two-year EU funded contract to help West Midland businesses get off the ground and help create new jobs. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange programme for entrepreneurs which offers candidates the chance to work alongside […]

Funding from Europe has contributed significantly to Birmingham and the West Midland’s research and innovation into solving very important health conditions affecting millions of people across the world. The picture on the left shows figures allocated to three EU funded health projects undertaken in Birmingham. FP7 research […]

Date: 9th October 2015. Time: 13:00 – 14:00. Venue: University of Birmingham (room to be confirmed on registration. Car park available on site; 5 min walk from University station). Scope: The European Commission will launch the new Horizon 2020 call on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology […]

The second of the three free seminars organised by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Midlands will take place on the 19th of November from 9:00 till 13:00. Location: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Road, B15 3DH Businesses often have difficulties financing their development, growth and […]

EU membership for Birmingham has injected a wealth of knowledge, positivity and physical reward for the city. From the infographic below, we can see the physical changes and improvements Birmingham has received from European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) and European Social Funding (ESF) from Europe […]

The European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) has been recently allocated 260 Million euros by the European Union to support various activities in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region. The ESIF Strategy In February 2014, the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) published […]