The DPTC has a dedicated team responsible for supporting both national and international funding opportunities through the coordination of proposals, facilitating partner searches and navigating the myriad of open Calls. The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme is the biggest EU research and innovation programme to date, one of the biggest publicly funded worldwide and has a budget of nearly €80 billion over seven years. Horizon 2020 offers DPTC researchers with many opportunities to apply for funding under its three key pillars; Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

Contact the DPTC Funding Officer – Dr Abigail Pattenden ( to find out what funding opportunities are pertinent to your area of research or industry.

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