European Research and Innovation Office
The UCL European Research and Innovation Office's primary function is to help maintain UCL's position at the forefront of European collaboration in science and technology.
In line with its position as London's Global University, UCL has participated in over 650 EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects to date, has been awarded over 100 prestigious European Research Council grants and is consistently ranked amongst the top 5 university participants in EU collaborative research worldwide (#1 in the UK).
In support of UCL's strategic goals and its excellence agenda, the European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) provides a range of professional services to the UCL community, particularly in relation to the €79 billion "Horizon 2020" European Framework Programme. These services include:
- Horizon 2020 funding information
- Proposal support services
- Project management
- Project costings
- Contract negotiations
ERIO is a section within UCL Finance and Business Affairs. UCL staff may access full details of our range of services, information about upcoming calls and other useful documents in the ERIO internal site.
If you require advice or assistance or would like to discuss UCL's participation in a Horizon 2020 project please call +44 20 7679 9638 (internal 09638), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contacts section.
Horizon 2020 Strategy
Building on UCL's significant success in previous EU Framework Programmes, ERIO has now set a strategic vision in which ERIO enables UCL to become the worldwide leader in the coordination of collaborative EU research and innovation projects, particularly those funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. This vision will require:
- The successful continuation of ERIO's European Project Management service, which is currently managing a €148 million portfolio of 26 European collaborative projects funded under FP7.
The development and implementation of new ERIO services to encourage and support UCL's academic communities in leading new Horizon 2020 proposals. These services include:
- Proposal-writing support services
- Proposal workshops and information days
- Horizon 2020 advice and proposal-writing materials
- Horizon 2020 information services
For more information about UCL's overall strategies for Horizon 2020 please contact Martin Scott, Head of Project Management. For specific information regarding project management and proposal support services please click on the relevant link.