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Business and Infrastructure Investment

Securing investment is of critical importance to Scotland and it is therefore essential that we ensure that Scottish businesses, academic and research institutions and public and third sector partners understand the funding and investment landscape in Europe and are well positioned to take full advantage of the opportunities this presents.

The Scottish Government and our partners in Scotland Europa and our Enterprise Agencies share our knowledge and experience of accessing European funding and investments to support others take advantage of these opportunities.

In addition to the new European Fund for Strategic Investments, there are many existing well-established investment platforms.  These include Horizon 2020, which is the biggest ever EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), and the European Structural and Investment Funds, designed to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth and sustainable development.