FP7 is open to support a wide range of participants, from universities, through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers in developing countries.

Potential participants can come from:

  • Private companies – such as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), private research institutes or other industrial participants.
  • Public organisations – for example, universities, regional authorities, public research organisations (PROs).
  • Individual researchers – from both public and private sectors.
  • Researchers and organisations from outside the European Union – whether from Candidate Countries, Associated States, International Cooperation Partner Countries (developing countries, emerging economies or industrial nations).