ERDF Priority Axis 1:

Promoting Research and Innovation


This call is looking to:

  • Enhance research and innovation infrastructure and capacities to develop research and innovation excellence, and promote centres of competence, in particular those of European interest
  • Promote business investment in research and innovation

The call documentation and more information on this call can be found here.



Projects put forward under this call must cover the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Up to £3,300,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.

Match funding - applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at 50% of total project costs.


Outline application deadline: 30 September 2019

Completion date

Projects approved through this call will normally be expected to have completed the delivery of project activity by the end of June 2023.

What happens next?

If your outline application is successful, Government will contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Support available

Prospective applicants interested in delivering the programme can contact Richard Kirkland, D2N2 European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator on email for more information.

Information events

To support organisations to understand the strategic priorities of this call D2N2 LEP hosted free workshops across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in August 2019.

Please follow this link to view the post event page.


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