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Horizon Europe: Greater London and North East

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 94376, tabled on 16 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what percentage of the UK’s successful Horizon bids are based in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c) Greater London.

Answered on

11 January 2022

The UK stands ready to formalise our association to Horizon Europe at the earliest opportunity, but disappointingly there have been persistent delays from the EU.

UK participation in Horizon Europe benefits both the UK and the EU, bringing the expertise of UK researchers and innovators to vital collaborations, including those tackling global challenges such as climate change.

The regional distribution of funding under Horizon 2020 – the predecessor programme to Horizon Europe – can be seen in the table below, including for the North East and London. Horizon 2020 funding data is not available by individual cities (other than London). As Horizon Europe only recently started, data on successful bids will be reviewed as the programme progresses. UK entities are already eligible to apply ahead of formal association.

UK Regions

% of UK receipts

London

25.3%

North East

2.9%