Research: EU Grants and Loans

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd July 2013.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much EU research and development funding has been awarded under the FP7 programme to projects involving British universities and companies (a) in total and (b) in each year since 2007; and how much such funding has been awarded to each British company and university in receipt of such funds in total and in each year since 2007.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The total amount of EU funding awarded to UK Higher Education Establishments and Private for Profit organisations from the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to date is €3,708 million and €878 million respectively. This information is taken from the Commission's report of FP7 projects for the UK, which includes all signed grant agreements registered centrally as of 21 June 2013.

FP7 funding is received as a combination of pre-financing paid at the start of a project, interim payments following each reporting period and a final payment at the end of the project for the last reporting period. The Commission does not release payment information. Instead it provides information based on the total value of the grant agreement in the year it was signed, which is presented in the following table for UK Higher Education Establishments and Private for Profit organisations.

The Commission's confidentiality rules for the Framework Programme allows communication of applicant data in an aggregated form only, therefore I am unable to provide details of funding awarded to individual UK universities or companies.

  EC requested financial contribution (€)
FP7 Project signature date Private for Profit Organisations Higher Education Establishments
2007 38,241,049 110,976,901
2008 115,851,745 508,588,393
2009 185,428,145 527,858,603
2010 142,954,569 600,280,674
2011 150,961,336 788,613,258
2012 208,982,986 856,334,655
2013 35,860,287 316,231,812

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