INEA has received 22 project proposals requesting €2.3 billion co-funding by yesterday’s deadline of the 2018-2 CEF Energy call. The available call budget is maximum €500 million. Evaluation of the proposals will start in November, and the grant agreements with the successful applicants will be prepared as of February 2019.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 35 project proposals by the 18 September deadline for the CEF Telecom 2018-2 call, requesting over €18 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €10.5 million. Evaluation of the project proposals with the help of external experts will start in October.
The Commission has placed cybersecurity high on the agenda in its proposals for the next long-term EU budget for the years 2021-2027, to guarantee adequate funding for this key priority. This year to complement previous European efforts on cybersecurity a proposal has been put forward to help the EU to pool resources and expertise in research and innovation, and to become a leader in the next generation of cybersecurity and digital technologies.
A new version of LEOS, the open source software for legislation drafting, is available. This second major release is a result of the feedback on the LEOS Pilot 1.0.0, currently used for multiple hands-on workshops, a pilot across the European Commission services and by other parties.
Apply for funding for your project focusing on smart cities, contributing to a smart energy system or developing renewable energy technologies and bringing them to the market. Depending on the call, the deadlines are 11/12/2018 or 05/02/2019.
INEA will organise a CEF Telecom Virtual Info Day on 13 September 2018 between 10:00 and 13:00 to outline the priorities of the fourth 2018 CEF Telecom call. The event will take place via live webstreaming.
From today, you can apply for funding in two energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The total available funding is €40 m.
Director of INEA Dirk Beckers signed today a grant agreement on CEF Energy co-funding for the power line crossing the Bay of Biscay totalling €578 million, in presence of Dominique Ristori, Director-General DG Energy and representatives from the Spanish and the French transmission system operators, both beneficiaries of the grant.
The successful projects will receive a total of nearly €96 million. They will focus on smart city solutions, develop integrated local energy systems, test innovative smart grid services and work on biofuels for industrial installations.
INEA has signed grant agreements with 39 projects selected for funding under two Horizon 2020 calls – Mobility for Growth and Automated Road Transport respectively. They will receive a total of €243.8 million.
The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to develop or demonstrate technology for renewable energy sources and bring it closer to the market. They will receive over €140 million to carry out their work plans after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until mid-October 2018. More details about the funded projects will be announced after the grant agreements are signed. The projects are expected to be launched by the end of the year.
The start of Balticconnector’s construction phase was celebrated on 8th of June 2018 in Inkoo, Finland on the compressor station worksite with a groundbreaking ceremony. The European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen, and the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia, Kadri Simson, attended the event.
Today a ceremony celebrating the breakthrough in the second tube of the Bossler Tunnel, on the Stuttgart-Ulm line (Rhine-Danube Corridor) took place in Stuttgart. This Action will lead to significant reduction of travel times on the line.
Director of INEA Dirk Beckers signed today a grant agreement on CEF Transport co-funding for the development of Divača-Koper railway line in Slovenia, in presence of the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar.
INEA has signed grant agreements with 32 projects selected for funding in twelve topics of the 2016 – 2017 Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call. All the selected projects will start their activities the latest by 1 June 2018.