Partner Search (HE)

Would you like to complete your consortium or to become a partner in a project proposal within the framework of Horizon Europe? One way to find suitable project partners –apart from through our own networks– is to search for profiles in partner databases or to register your own profile. Please, find below a list of these platforms that offer online partner search tools to facilitate networking and collaboration among universities, research organizations, SMEs and in industry around the world:


First of all, we would like to recommend the Funding & tender opportunities website, whose partner search tool offers two ways for finding the right consortium members (a) among the participants in past EU projects

General partner search tool (funded projects)

or (b) by topic:

Partner search announcements (FTO)

Secondly, the Horizon Europe National Contact Points network is built by national structures that are established and financed by the governments of the 27 EU member states (and by the states associated to the framework programme). The network of NCPs is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe. Please, take into account that NCPs are also established in many non-EU and non-associated countries ('third countries'). These structures offer, among other services, assistance in partner search and their contact details can be found at:

NCP Search Tool EC Horizon Europe

Conferences and Info days are a great opportunity for networking and finding eventual additional partners and project coordinators. A detailed calendar for these events can be found at the Spanish Horizon Europe website:

Calendario infodays web HE España

Besides, there are numerous search tools that will certainly help us build our consortium or offer our R&I expertise, such as the following ones (in alphabetical order):

  • Enterprise Europe Network: The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is a business-support network of member organisations in numerous countries that aims to facilitate transnational business-business and business-academia innovation partnerships. It publishes technology profiles to help identify suitable partners.
  • European Cluster Collaboration Platform: This tool supports partnering and partner search among clusters organisations and their services. You can enter in discussion with potential partners to match your expertise and your interest.
  • IDEAL-IST: Ideal-ist is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) National Contact Point (NCP) network. The NCP network provides guidance, personalised support, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in EU RDI Programmes and helps networking.
  • SEREMA/SEREN3: The purpose of the Security Research Map (SeReMa) is to increase the visibility of security related research in Europe and to optimize the networking between research facilities, universities, public authorities, end users, suppliers of security solutions and operators of critical infrastructures.
  • Up2Europe: Up2Europe is an ideas accelerator for European projects which aims to create a virtual community for Up and coming professionals in European projects.

In addition, we highly recommend you to get in contact with the different initiatives that combine efforts in research and innovation through the so-called HE European Partnerships. European Partnerships bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives.

Finally, we encourage all participants to take part in social network discussions through Facebook Horizon Europe, Twitter @HorizonEU or Linkedin Group Horizonte Europa.